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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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transmission of hepatitis

My girlfriends parents are having a family member with hepatitis move in, what precautions should they take so they do not catch it? Is it an airborne pathogen?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis is not spread through the air. Hepatitis B is mostly a sexully transmitted disease but can be transmitted through blood exposure. Hepatitis C is almost completely a blood to blood transmitted virus. There is very little sexual transmission... Read more »

Hepatitis B, POS A

My sisters blood test came back Hepatitis B Pos A. What does this mean? Should she have additional tests and should the family be tested. She lives with me and is around my grandchildren ages 8 months, 2, 8 & 10 years old. Should I take any...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am sorry but I can't determine from your question what the exact hepatitis B test that was positive. She should discuss this with her doctor and ask about her exact diagnosis.... Read more »

hepatitis B immunization

dear dr., I have some questions concerning the hepatitis B immunization. What are the precautions one must take to ensure a safe and accurate immunization? Should the person be alcohol, aspirin, or drug free for a certain amount of time before the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Hepatitis B,There are no studies concerning that combination. However I would discourage her from using ecstasy for a variety of reasons. I would also encourage both of you to get your hepatitis B vaccines regardless of ecstasy use. Good luck!... Read more »

HIV and hepatitis, danger of transmission

As an HIV+ woman who is planning on engaging in sex with a man who is HIV+ AND has been exposed to various strains of hepatitis via clotting factors, are there any particular precautions we should take other than basic safe sex practices?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When we are talking about non-sexual transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or other bloodborne diseases, it is important that you take steps to prevent other persons from becoming exposed to your blood.... Read more »
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Periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y c

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
hola quiero saber cuanto es el periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y de la hepatitis c con tecnicas de busqueda de anticuerpos no de adn, quiero saber cuandoes definitivo el examen de hepatitis b y c con la tecnica de anticuerpos. Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »

Co infeccion ( vih/hepatitis C ) elisa 12 meses?

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
En el caso de que el virus de la hepatitis C haya sido adquirido en el mismo riesgo en el cual se adquiere vih, las pruebas de vih y hepatitis C podrian ser negativas hasta los 12 meses.

Se han visto casos en que el VHC examen de anticuerpos no... Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14

We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for your participation.

We are also giving incentives for qualifying referrals!

Our... Read more »