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How Does Hepatitis Spread

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Ask the Experts

How is hepatitis spread?

If someone has extremely high levels of ALT in blood test and is a heavy drinker what are the chances that they have hepatitis? And the chances that they have spread it to their family?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Hepatitis is a term that refers to an inflammation of the liver and has many possible causes (drugs or medications, alcohol, infections). Read more »

Hep B... Am I at risk

I just found out my partner was diagnosed with HepB. I have been vacinated probably in the last 10... Read more »

kissing

Can Hepatitis be exchanged during kissing! what are the chances.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Hepatitis Spreading Quickly in Prisons

...Despite a new report revealing that hepatitis is spreading quickly behind bars and most inmates refuse voluntary testing, Canadian federal prison officials say they will not Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

...and easily overlooked. "These cultures are very close people," he said. "They assimilate with each other and that's how they spread these diseases." The rate of liver cancer among male residents of the borough is almost 14 cases per 100,000,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Health Study Focuses on Hepatitis Spread

... More than 60,000 US patients were advised to seek testing for hepatitis B and C during the past 10 years due to the failure of non-hospital health care providers to follow basic infection control practices, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads Through Northeast Georgia

...patients] and haven't been able to pinpoint one risk factor over another. Nothing jumped out at us." Hepatitis A is usually spread through fecal-oral contact, such as touching the mouth after using the restroom or changing a diaper, and infects... Read more »
Connect With Others

unusual symptoms

Posted by Meagan, 4 Replies
i have a relative who is h.i.v positive ive been dealing with that and i am coping well however i am beginning to be concerned about my own health recently i have been having a minor ear ache and a swollen toungue and now i have white bumps in the... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen say that C is spread only through blood . . . . some people say that anal sex therefore carries a risk of infection, because... Read more »