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Ways To Prevent Hepatitis A

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
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What are the transmission ways of Hepatitis B and C?

Dear Dr. Dieterich,in Germany, where I come from, different doctors gave me different information about the ways of infection with Hepatitis B. Most of them said it is similar to HIV. Others, however, said it is possible via oral contacts, including...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is a classic sexually transmitted disease. It is also transmitted by blood. Kissing is a really remote possibility because Read more »

Blood Cleanup at Job

At my place of employment, someone cute their hand and dripped some blood on the floor. I had to clean it up.I wore 2 pairs of latex exam gloved. We have no bleach so I poured some industrial lysol onto a rag, and wiped both spots up with that.Does...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have certainly protected yourself by wearing latex gloves and you did not have any blood to blood exposure. Bleach would be the best cleaning agent for residual areas. The person who cut themselves should see their employee health doctor for... Read more »

Is it possible to bear a child with HB positive?

As a young person with Hb positive, is it possible to bear a child in a good health or in other words the virus will not transmitt to to the child.Thank you inadvance.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I assume that you are a chronic carrier of hepatitis B. There are excellent ways of preventing hepatitis transmission to your baby through immunization. You need to discuss this Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A is transmitted by mouth. It has to be swallowed, so that it is usually transmitted by food, although oral anal sex is another Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis C People who are treated with clotting-factor concentrates People who work with Hepatitis A infected animals or in a Hepatitis A research laboratory How is the Hepatitis A vaccine given? The Hepatitis A vaccine is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...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, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

... Table of Contents Overview and Statistics Hepatitis A Vaccination Hepatitis A and International Travel Postexposure Prophylaxis for Hepatitis A Overview and Statistics Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? Read more »
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Hepatitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SpanishTreatment/Archive/LaPrueba/Q172788.html). Here the good doctor advises that if co infected with hepatitis, he recommends TESTING BOTH AT 6 AND 12 MONTHS????? Any comments and or ideas on this??? Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that 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 »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »