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How Contagious Is Hepatitis B

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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 would Read more »

urine exposure to hbv

i have been reading in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNALabout urine exposure to hbv the discussion... Read more »

hepa b

is hepatitis b considered contagious disease? how it is being transmitted to anyone, is it through... 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 »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos 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 »