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How To Contract Hepatitis

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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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

... Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor, the AP/Google.com reports (Tanner, AP/Google.com, 11/16). According to... 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 »
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 »
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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 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 »

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 Read more »

RE:CONFUSED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lymph node has changed, but its been like this for a long time and hasn't changed yet. He also wants to send me for another hepatitis check say's that can take 6 months to turn pos, great as if im not stressed out enough.not just for myself but... Read more »