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How To Contract Hepatitis B

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Ask the Experts

how do you contract

hepititus b
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is mainly contracted through unprotected sex with a partner who has chronic infection or through injection drug use. Read more »

Hep B from Feces on Toilet Seat?

I recently used a public restroom. After I was done, I noticed there was a bit of dry, crusty poop... Read more »

Unknown Causes of Hep B and C

I have read that many people contract Hepatitis B and C, yet have no risk factors in their past.How... Read more »
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

China Warns of Tougher Punishment for Bad Blood handed down against those found guilty of collecting or supplying blood that causes at least five people to contract HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C or syphilis, or causes severe anemia or organ malfunction. Blood suppliers whose operations do... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Patients Not Infected After Tests With Dirty Equipment -- Health Authority

...VIHA notified 463 patients in April that procedures conducted between June 2008 and January 2010 may have exposed them to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Of those, 391 underwent testing and none were found to be infected, said Shannon... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am so concerned about a recent naval piercing. the shop was clean, except for tons of cig smoking, the guy opened packages in front of me, but could he have tampered with the needle prior to my presense? i'm worried because i was later told by... 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 »


Posted by BrianATX, 3 Replies
I had anal sex with a guy for the first time last nite. He used a condom and pushed in really hard. It was very uncomfortable so I asked him to stop. When he pulled out I heard a snap. The condom was not broke but I heard that he might be HIV... Read more »

Symptoms vs results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies and suggest me. Do i consider testing my wife for the same. Also any idea about the sero conversion & testing time for Hepatitis B virus. Read more »