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How Is Hepatitis B Contracted And Spread

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Ask the Experts

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 years for Hep A, B and possibly C. Am I still at risk for contracting it from him?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...For partners, I recommend testing your hepatitis B surface antibody to be certain that your antibodies are still at protective levels. If not, you should get a booster. There is Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people? Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...ability to survive outside the human body. Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

...clotting factors on a regular basis, USA Today reports. According to USA Today , about 10,000 hemophiliacs had contracted HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C from tainted blood products by the mid-1980s, many of them "before doctors figured out... Read more »
Connect With Others

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...penis is mainly a "one-way valve", as she put it. My tests for chlamydia and gonnohrea came out clean; although I do carry Hepatitis B (passed down from my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...all the time...even though my skin is healed now. I even went for an aids test when i was 18 yrs. But always fear I might have contracted it since then in public through my bad skin. I dont feel an AIDS test will help me because this fear comes... Read more »