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Risk For Hepatitis D

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Ask the Experts

Industrial contraction risk of Hepatitis

Is it possible for a construction worker in a raw sewage plant to be at risk of contracting hepatitis a &/or B? Should such a worker obtain any immunisations, and if so which?Many thanksPamela Hewitt-Reid...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis A is fecally transmitted so it would be a great idea for a sewage worker to be vaccinated. All adults should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. All of our kids are gettting the HBV vaccine now. Go for the vaccines! DTD... Read more »

Risk of Hepatitis B

Rick, what is the chance of getting Hepatitis B from receiving oral sex.... Read more »

Risk for Hepatitis D superinfection?

I am an "inactive" Hep B carrier with ALT less than 25 IU and HBV DNA less than 1500 IU.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

Almost 20% of people in United States with severe mental illness have hepatitis C infection, compared with 1.8% of the general U.S. population, because many people with mental illness are exposed to risk factors for bloodborne viruses, the Dallas... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Triple Trouble: Infection With Hepatitis B Increases Risk of Death for People with HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

A Spanish research team reports that hepatitis B infection increases the risk of death by 75 percent for HIV/ hepatitis C-co-infected people. Earlier studies have focused on HIV/ hepatitis C co-infection or HIV/hepatitis B co-infection, but not the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents in Detention

In order to assess the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a sample of detained adolescents, the researchers undertook a cross-sectional prevalence study with adolescents ages 10-18 who were consecutively admitted to a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »

LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People have been posting that if you are coinfected with Hepatitis C, you will need longer to seroconvert for HIV.

Does anybody know anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I WAS DOING COCAINE WITH A COUPLE ONE NIGHT AND THEY HANDED ME THE STRAW AFTER I DID A LINE I LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A
COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC... Read more »