Hepatitis Transmitted By Body Fluids

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...recovery of Hepatitis A you can not spread it to others and you will be immune from getting it again. The immune system develops antibodies that can fight off future exposure. Hepatitis B (HBV) is caused by a virus that lives in body fluids that include blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk. You can get it by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone infected with Hepatitis B. There is also high risk in sharing...
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Very confused about contact with infected body fluids

Dear Dr Bob,I recently sent you a question regarding pre-ejaculate saturated underwear. I am a woman, and while receiving a massage, i felt the man's penis press against my underwear (my skirt was rolled up to just under my buttocks. When I stood up...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I can not ask every time : "huh, is it a right condom or a lamb or maybe a N-9 ?..... BTW. I think my girlfriend contracted hepatitis because she used N9 condoms. Please give me some instructions. I do really not know what to do. HUG and All The... Read more »

about hcv being in semen

i asked a question about hepatitis c being found in semen and you said yes. but then why do people say its so unlikely to transmit sexually?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Infections can be present in certain body fluids - but that doesn't mean that that particular body fluid is an efficient vehicle for transmission to a particular target cell Read more »

Acute Hepatitis B

Hello.My husband was diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B, and was told that this was contracted fairly recent since we caught it so soon.I/we subsequently was tested for Hep B (and HIV). I also mentioned I had been immunized for Hep B some time ago. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...this is not the case then let us know and we will advise further.Finally, hepatitis B is transmitted from exposure to blood or body fluids usually by unprotected sexual intercourse or through injection drug use.Dr. McGovern Read more »

Transmission of Hep B,Female to male

What are the most common ways hep B is sexually transmitted from a female to a male ? Scott
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...As you suggest, hepatitis B is sexually transmitted. It is found in various body fluids so sexual practices that expose a susceptible partner puts one at risk. Since the HBV vaccine is safe and effective, getting Read more »
Criminal HIV Transmission

Urgent Action Required to Fight Unscientific, Stigmatising Nebraska Bill That Will Criminalise Body Fluid Assault on Public Safety Officers

...risk of HIV transmission. The Centers for Disease Control has unequivocally stated that spitting cannot transmit HIV. Other "body fluids" identified in the Bill -- including mucus, urine, and vomit, absolutely cannot transmit HIV. 2.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...acute Hepatitis B cases. In fact, Hepatitis B is 50100 times more infectious than HIV and can be passed through the exchange of body fluids, such as semen, vaginal fluids, and blood. Can Hepatitis B be spread through food? Unlike Hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...through activities that involve percutaneous (i.e., puncture through the skin) or mucosal contact with infectious blood or body fluids (e.g., semen, saliva), including Sex with an infected partner Injection drug use that involves... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

...Hepatitis B Approximately 1.2 million Americans currently have hepatitis B (HBV). It is transmitted by infected blood and body fluids including semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. Sexual contact is the most common means of transmission. ... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
...can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Holy man check this out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...transmission risk does exist if the unhealed or abraded tissues come into contact with an infected persons blood or other infectious body fluid. Additionally, HIV could be transmitted if instruments contaminated with blood are not sterilized or... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...Wardlow said. AIDS, which means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is caused by sexual encounters, injecting drugs or through body fluids such as semen, saliva or blood. Infected mothers who breast feed can transmit the HIV/AIDS to their... Read more »
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