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How Is Hep Transmitted

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how is hep b transmitted

?i work with a gentelman who i recently discovered das hep b.i am concerned because we have shared water jugs to drink.i was not aware this man had hep b....
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hep B is transmitted through exposure to blood and through sexual contact. Sharing water jugs would be an unlikely way to acquire hep B. Ask your doctor about HBV vaccine, anyway. Also go to the CDC website for more info. <a... Read more »

How did I get Hep C & how is it transmitted to others?

how does a person get hep c? Or any hepatitis if he/she never used needles? And can it be... Read more »

How is Hep. C transmitted--sex OR needles or both?

i don't know if my question got there. Is Hep. C sexually transmitable or can one only get it... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Confirms International Outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Hep C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be spread in ways similar to HIV, particularly through sharing or receiving the following: equipment for substance use tattooing needles contaminated blood or blood products HCV infects the liver and can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Integrating Hepatitis B Prevention Into Sexually Transmitted Disease Services: U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Program and Clinic Trends -- 1997 and 2001

The authors set out to measure the progress since 1997 of implementing STD clinic-based recommendations for hepatitis B prevention. Repeating a 1997 survey, investigators in 2001 sent a survey to state, municipal, and territorial STD program... Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for
  a. sexually transmitted diseases,
      pharyngeal throat... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
I got blood drawn last wendesday for general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail... Read more »

Co-infected with HEP C

Posted by Anonymous
Hepatit C are not commonly transmitted sexually and thats why Hep C are not a STD. In very rare cases it have transmitted sexually but then blood must have been in the picture. Hep c virus have not been isolated in vaginal fluid, semen, pre-cum,... Read more »

hep b and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
unprotected sex left me with ab std which was treated and hep b. 6 weeks later i had all the symptoms nght sweats, fever, itching hands and feet, swollen glands, on and off for over 2 months. have been tested every month negative for 6 months. does... Read more »