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Hepatitis Survival

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Ask the Experts

Survival of Hepatitis B and C

Dr. McGovern,Do you have any solid information as to how long Hepatitis B and C survive on a surface off the body? I'm concerned I may have come into contact with one/both of the above.Thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Information on virus survival is not actually helpful. The information that is most important is that getting hepatitis B or C requires some entry of blood into your bloodstream -either through sex or via injection drug use. Read more »

Low CD4 with Hepatitis side affect

In last three months, my friend has taken D4T (40),3TC, NVP and some multivitamin. After that, his... Read more »

Low CD4 with Hepatitis side affect

My friend has taken the vaccination for Hepatitis B before he starts the treatment. After starting... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Diagnosis / Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How Read more »
The Body PRO

HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

...M.D., F.A.A.P., of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., discusses a study he presented on the survival of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in syringes. This press conference was moderated by David Thomas, M.D., of Johns Hopkins... Read more »
Connect With Others

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »

Suriviving AIDS and surviving the attack on NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...It smells down here of burning. I'm so distraught though I lost no one but my city. It seems all my struggles never end. HIV, Hepatitis and now this. I can't take anymore. ANyone feel the same way? CJ Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...more than the usual 1 to 20 microliters of blood left in the syringe) showed that it took 30 seconds to inactivate HIV. But Hepatitis is even hardier than HIV. Syringes should be bleached for at least two minutes to neutralize both HIV and... 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 »