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Hepatitis B Is Spread Differently Than Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
Ask the Experts

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and G) in the order they were discovered. Before hepatitis C was discovered in 1989, the virus was referred to as "non-A non-B hepatitis."Hepatitis A and BAfter an HCV diagnosis, it's important to find out whether you are protected against... Read more »

hepititus b carrier

Back in Aprilof this year I was tokd I had hepititus a and during that time I was suffering real bad. I got over all of that. I go back to my doctor and he tells me I am Hepitius b carrier. Does a turn into the b are what? I am not a drug user nor a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...people with HIV or questions related to HIV medications. Assuming you are HIV+, my response is that hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are two very different germs. HAV is spread by primarily fecal contamination of food and... Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...by mouth. It has to be swallowed, so that it is usually transmitted by food, although oral anal sex is another way to get it. Hepatitis B is transmitted through sex and blood, but most commonly sex. Worldwide the most common transmission method... Read more »

STDs in the blood.

I know that diseases like HIV or Hepatitis B can be spread by an infected person's blood getting into an uninfected person's bloodstream. Possible ways this could happen would be a needlestick accident or an infected person bleeding into an open...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...HTLV-I, and HTLV-II. Infections like HIV and the HTLV viruses die rapidly outside the body (within minutes). However, the Hepatitis B virus can survive for hours (even days) outside the body. The Hepatitis C virus can survive longer than HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Can I donate blood, organs, or semen if I have hepatitis C? No, if you ever tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (or hepatitis B virus), experts recommend never donating blood, organs, or semen because this can spread the infection to the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Get tested now. It doesn't rule out later.

Posted by dsaklad
...  immunodeficiency virus     b. TB tuberculosis,     c. hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis A     d. vaccinated for hepatitis B ... Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi. What are the chances of Hep B or Hep C being transmitted by the use of someone elses toothbrush after it has been rinsed with hot water? Also are Hep B or C transmitable by Mucous Membrance contact? Read more »