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Risk Factors For Hep B And C

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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 »

HCV and Hep B Risk - Nail Cutters (freaking out)

Hi I wanted to know the risk of using nail cutters of someone who is hep b and hep c positive? Read more »

Hep B & C risk from mailbox handle at the post office

I e-mailed this question a few hours ago but I needed to give more detail so you can answer the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

... Men with hepatitis B are more likely than women to develop liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

... A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Plan Seeks to Aid High-Risk Groups

...rates of liver cancer. The city was chosen as the site for CDC's announcement in part due to the success of its "San Francisco Hep B Free" campaign. Since its launch in April 2007, the program has prompted 4,000 people to access HBV vaccination.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs

...In 1982, a safe and effective vaccine became available to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was recommended for persons at increased risk for infection. In 1991, a comprehensive immunization Read more »
Connect With Others

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read a post from time to time that downplays the risk of HIV transmittion thru intact screen. Just as HIV stigma shouldnt be used to ac-celerate HIV transmittion concerns and information, Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test Read more »

hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »