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How Does One Contract Hepatitis A

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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 »

Can contract Hepatitis C through...

I just wanted to know if it is possable to contract Hepatitis C through oral sex? I am very... Read more »
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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

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

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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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 »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get your comments on the likelihood of contracting HIV if this girl was infact, positive? Thank you. Read more »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read on here numerous times that Hep C coinfection will not delay HIV seroconversion in any meaningful way. However, it seems even Dr. Bob isn't sure where he stands on this issue as I have seen him say both that it can, and can't delay... Read more »