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How Long Is Hepatitis A Contagious For

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...The vaccine takes 2 or 3 weeks to become effective. The protection lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (see Fact Sheet 506 ): Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for...
Ask the Experts

Hep C contagion

My boyfriend has Hepatitis C that he got in Canada when he had open heart surgery as a child. I was just wondering if I can get infected by sharing cups, having sex, sharing a house etc. What sort of precautions should I take???Thanks!
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is not very contagious except through blood. So don't share razors or toothbrushes. There is a little evidence that it is slightly Read more »

Seroconverted at 4th month since i was infected with HBV

Doctor, Here are my latest Laboratory results:HBeAG--> NEGATIVEHBeAB--> POSITIVESGPT --> 37 IU/ml, from 805 last month.I believed that i had seroconverted last two weeks ago for i suffered from repeated burfing, inflame eyelid for noth eyes with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...that you have already discontinued and maybe this will be okay. I usually treat for six months after seroconversion for chronic hepatitis B therapy. You will also need to discuss with your physician if it is clear that you have had long-standing... Read more »

HCV infection

Dear Doc, I understand that HCV is spread by blood and sexual intercourse. I also read that HEP B is about 100 times more contagious that HIV. How contagious is HCV compared to HIV or HEP B? My wife has HIV & HCV. We practice safe sex. What risk am...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...some persons with chronic Hepatitis from HCV, it may make the illness lesssevere. Vaccines that have been developed against Hepatitis A and B will notprotect a person against Hepatitis C, nor other forms of Hepatitis. I am notaware of any other... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine and Blood Test Results?

Hi Doctors,Thanks for your website.My girlfriend recently had the third (and final) jab in her series of vaccines for hepatitis B. Her labs prior to this were CD4 670 and VL 6000. The vaccine made her feel like she had flu for a few days after, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...cell count has fluctuated but the CD4 pool of cells is staying about the same. I understand your concern, but would not worry.Hepatitis B vaccine is a good idea for people with HIV who do not have immunity to this virus from prior exposure. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver>; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis C People who are treated with clotting-factor concentrates People who work with Hepatitis A infected animals or in a Hepatitis A research laboratory How is the Hepatitis A vaccine given? The Hepatitis A vaccine is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...person. A baby can get hepatitis B from an infected mother during childbirth. Can hepatitis B be spread by food? Unlike hepatitis A, another form of hepatitis, hepatitis B is not spread through food or water. If you had hepatitis A, it is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

expert advice please

Posted by glucks, 3 Replies
On june 7th I went to a strip club, where I was invited into the vip room. I got a little more than I thought you could get in a strip club. I was getting a handjob no exposure there. Than she put her fingers in her and than in my mouth, not sure... Read more »

How long has this been going on?

Posted by crazy_person, 6 Replies
...How long have people been suffering with what are HIV-like symptoms who do not have HIV? I'm HIV negative, past the window period, but Read more »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a prostitute and don't know my status. In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i feel i should get tested.But then if i come out... Read more »