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Hepatitis Different Forms Not Contagious

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Vaccinations and HIV

...injured. Getting this shot more often might cause a painful local reaction. The shots can cause a lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an "MMR" shot. The vaccine usually gives life-long protection against these diseases. If you were born...
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Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch chlamydia and am on my third round of antibiotics to clear it up. I'm a 19 year old straight male, no drug use. My questions are.1. Should hepatitis be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Hepatitis is a contagious viral illness but I'm not sure why you are worried about it based on the information in your question. Your doctor can easily Read more »

hepatitis c

how contagous is it. how is transmitted.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is mainly transmitted from injection drug use. It is very contagious through this method and can occur through one event of needle sharing. It can also be spread simply by sharing other injection Read more »

Is Hep B contagious?

I have just met a guy who wants to date me. Problem is that he says 20 years ago he was tested and came up with hep b...his Dad molested him,not sure how he got it..He says he is not contagious now and he also said that he goes to Red Cross and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is transmissable via intercourse. So are many other viruses, such as HIV.I always say that "safe sex" should be the rule. I Read more »

Hep C contagion

My boyfriend has Hepatitis C that he got in Canada when he had open heart surgery as a child. I was just wondering if I can get infected by sharing cups, having sex, sharing a house etc. What sort of precautions should I take???Thanks!
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is not very contagious except through blood. So don't share razors or toothbrushes. There is a little evidence that it is slightly contagious disease Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
...tambien tuve dolores fuertes de cabeza , y ahora despues de casi dos meses sigo igual , nose que creer ya que me hize pruebas de hepatitis , de fiebre reumatoide y nada , y mis plaquetas estan normales , mi fosfatasa alcalina esta super elevada... Read more »

why is this?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
why is hiv much harder to transmit than other std's such as clymidia? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »

Negative Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I received a nonreactive (i.e., negative) result on Monday. This was 7 months after a pretty low risk exposre that I thought gave me symptoms similar to ARS and one week short of 5 months to an occurence that is so low risk that I don't even know if... Read more »