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How Do You Catch Hepatitis

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Ask the Experts
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis A is transmitted through contaminated food or water.Hepatitis B is mainly transmitted easily through sex and shared injection drug use. Hepatitis C is mainly transmitted through injection drug use. Traumatic sex can also lead to HCV... Read more »

Would my son be able to catch Hepatitis a ....

my sons aunt on his fathers side has hepatitis a, b, and c. I am concerned for my son and wondering... Read more »

Can my unborn child catch the Hepatitis B virus.

Hi my boyfriend was stabbed and he show the Hepatitis B in his blood soon after it happen. A week... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Urges Second Test to Catch Hepatitis C Infection

Following an eight-site study, CDC recommends that all people who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) also should have an HCV RNA test to find out whether they have cleared the virus or they still have it. Approximately 20 percent of... Read more »
HIV i-Base

First Questions

What is hepatitis C? How did I get hepatitis C? How serious is hepatitis C? Will hepatitis C make my HIV worse or more difficult to treat? How common is HIV/hepatitis C coinfection? What should I do first after a hepatitis C ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV, Hepatitis C and You

Hepatitis A & B Although this booklet focuses on hepatitis C coinfection, it's not the only type of hepatitis that can be a danger for people living with HIV. Here's a quick look at two other forms of hepatitis to be aware of. Hepatitis A... Read more »
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cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I WAS DOING COCAINE WITH A COUPLE ONE NIGHT AND THEY HANDED ME THE STRAW AFTER I DID A LINE I 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... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Can you catch ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I think I have the sypmtoms. Rashes...

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i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »