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Hepatitis B Risk And Food

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Ask the Experts

CAN BITING INTO SAME FOOD ITEM CAUSE HBV

Hi Dr Barbara,I recently bit into the same food item as the other person did before me who might or might not be infected with Hepatitis B. I was wondering if contact like that could cause the virus to infect me. Since I've read saliva can cause...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No I would not consider this a risk at all. Read more »

Hep B... Am I at risk

I just found out my partner was diagnosed with HepB. I have been vacinated probably in the last 10... Read more »

hepa b infection

Dear Madam,I have a friend which unknowned to him how he get the hepa b virus. Due to our closeness... 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 »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

... Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Other viral hepatitis infections Hepatitis A Hepatitis A (HAV) is found in faeces (stool). People become infectedwhen Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide and affects an estimated two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...Contents Hepatitis B prevention How great is the risk for hepatitis B? You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you: How is hepatitis B virus spread? Can hepatitis B be spread by food? What is the hepatitis B carrier state? What are... Read more »
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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 for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... 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 tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky exposures in many many months) If I go and donate blood will my results be clean? Given my past tests from Home... Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...their only risky behavior. More interviews and some genetic testing will say for sure. In the past, however, only the hardier hepatitis B and C viruses were known to be transmitted through tattooing with shared needles and dirty equipment. What... Read more »