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How Does Hepatitis Spread

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Hepatitis spread

I find it odd that many Q/A's say that "absolutely no" to spreading Hep B/C through food, but you can through a toothbrush. Seeing as they both go into your mouth, whatever issues both parties have in their mouths are the root cause....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are many epidemiologic studies that have evaluated the transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Through these studies we learn what is - and what is not - a risk factor for hepatitis B or hepatitis C transmission. Based on these studies,... Read more »

How is hepatitis spread?

If someone has extremely high levels of ALT in blood test and is a heavy drinker what are the... Read more »

Hepitis C Can Im spread it to my family?

I was notified in June that I was positive for Hepatitis C from the Am Red Cross after I tried to... Read more »
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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, a new CDC report says. The study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fired Mayo Employee Indicted After Hepatitis Spread Through Reused Syringes

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, who could face life in prison for an alleged drug-theft scheme that reportedly caused five patients to contact hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of whom has died. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Dirty Needles Spreading Hepatitis C in Jail

To stem what it decries as the "rampant" tide of hepatitis C infections in Australian prisons, the prisoner advocacy group Justice Action is calling for the creation of needle-exchange programs. In its latest prison newspaper, Just Us, the group... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accused Hepatitis C Infector May Have Spread Virus Two Years Earlier Than Previously Reported

A 65-year-old veteran of the Vietnam war appears to be an early victim of the 33-year-old former medical technician accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C. The veteran was infected in 2008 at the Baltimore VA Medical Center -- two years... Read more »
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Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People have been posting that if you are coinfected with Hepatitis C, you will need longer to seroconvert for HIV.

Does anybody know anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »