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Types Of Hepatitis Virus

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can safe sex prevent heptatis viruses transmission. I tested negative for HIV. Can condoms prevent heptatis infection?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your posting.There are three main types of hepatitis virus infection we talk about. Hepatitis A is transmitted primarily from exposure to fecal material and can occur in association with Read more »

hepatitis virus lifespan in bottle of tattoo ink

If a bottle of tattoo ink is contaminated with the hepatitus virus, how long can it survive? Read more »

Symptoms before results show virus

Thanks for your kindness to others in need.I had possible exposure with high risk .I tested twice... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and B About hepA and hepB vaccination "After 6 years of being HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...System Risk Factors for Viral Hepatitis Transmission Among Incarcerated Persons Epidemiology and Outcome of Infection With Hepatitis Viruses Preventing and Controlling Viral Hepatitis Rationale for Prevention and Control of Viral... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...possible cases of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers were reported worldwide. However, individuals with other types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Very scary.....Please be careful out there!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...intersubtype recombinant. The A/E virus arose in Africa among people infected with two different strains of HIV viruses, subtypes A and E. These viruses exchanged genetic material to create the A/E virus. When this virus got to Thailand, it... Read more »