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Preventing The Spread Of Hepatitis A

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How is hepatitis spread?

If someone has extremely high levels of ALT in blood test and is a heavy drinker what are the chances that they have hepatitis? And the chances that they have spread it to their family?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Hepatitis is a term that refers to an inflammation of the liver and has many possible causes (drugs or medications, alcohol, infections). Read more »

How do I know

A former boyfriend told me had hepatitis but I didn't question him about it because I don't know... Read more »

I am HIV+ and my best friend has hepatitis

I was diagnosed AIDS the week of 9-11-2001 and am doing ok with my meds. My best friend of 15+... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctor, Mechanical Engineer Developing Disposable Plastic Hypodermic Needles to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis

...received a $60,000 seed grant to develop disposable plastic hypodermic needles for use in developing countries to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis through unsafe medical practices continues, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Officials Should Revise Rules Outlawing Condoms to Help Prevent Spread of Diseases, Including HIV, Hepatitis C

...officials should revise rules that ban condoms or make them unavailable in 48 of 50 state prison systems to help prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases, including HIV and hepatitis C, among inmates, columnist Brent Staples writes in a New... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prisons Should Make Condoms Available to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, Editorial Says

...U.S. prison officials have a "special duty" to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among the more than 11 million people who spend time in the prison system each year, because about one-third Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

...they came with it," Chorost said in his recent "State of the Hospital" address. This May marks the 15th annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. Health officials stress that that although there is no vaccine for hepatitis C, the disease... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen say that C is spread only through blood . . . . some people say that anal sex therefore carries a risk of infection, because... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
...and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the hole body for example brain, lymphnodes etc and because of that you have a problem to stop the virus you... Read more »