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How Do You Get Hepatitis B Or C

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Ask the Experts

Smoking a Cig with someone who has hepatitis B or C

I just fount out that a friend has hepatitis C. We shared a cigerette and the next day she told me that she has it. Is it possible to catch it if she has hepatitis C OR B. I know she said she has C, but reading up on it hepatitis B scares me as...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...injection drug use than HBV is that there are many more IDU with chronic HCV than chronic HBV in the US.You can find out if your hepatitis B vaccine is still protective by getting a simple blood test for surface antibody testing. Read more »

Hepatitis B or C from a Fly-No Info Out There!!!!

Dear Dr. McGovern-I recently squished a fly (not sure what type) in my house, and there was a... Read more »

Hepatitis B or C?

Can you catch hepetitis B or C if scratched by an electrolysis needle? Read more »
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The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

...   HIV Hepatitis B (HBV) Hepatitis C (HCV) EPI Slowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if Read more »
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I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...sex without protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM)... Read more »

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 »

Please help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that having Hepatitis B or C can cause delayed seroconversion. I had negative Elisas at 7 and 15.5 months but I keep getting cuts on my hands and folliculitis Read more »

blood bank detection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is it true that if u give blood then you will be informed if you are + ? what if u gave blood and u were unaware you were + ? would they detect it? Read more »