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How Do You Contract Hepatitis A B And C

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CONTRACTING HEPATITIS C

HOW DOES ONE CONTRACT HEPATITIS C?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Mainly through injection drug use (sharing needles or equipment) or uncommonly through sex (mainly with some degree of abrasions). Read more »

What are the risk factor of contracting hepatitis c ?

I work in the O.R. and I punctured myself with a clean needle through my contaminated gloves. I... Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...donation -- a screening questionnaire determined that the organ donor had engaged in high-risk behavior. However, tests for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, indicating the donor most likely contracted the diseases in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...for donation -- a screening questionnaire determined that the donor had engaged in high-risk behavior. However, tests for HIV, hepatitis and other conditions came back negative, indicating the donor most likely contracted the diseases in the last... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

...government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field, the AP/San Jose Mercury... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan to Compensate Patients Who Contracted Hepatitis C From Tainted Blood Products

...Friday, Japan's upper house in the Diet unanimously passed a bill to apologize and compensate patients who were infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products. The victims say the government continued to approve the use of the... Read more »
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Scared

Posted by BrianATX, 3 Replies
I had anal sex with a guy for the first time last nite. He used a condom and pushed in really hard. It was very uncomfortable so I asked him to stop. When he pulled out I heard a snap. The condom was not broke but I heard that he might be HIV... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the Read more »