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What Conditions Help To Spread Hepatitis

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Hepatitis

what is the difference between Hep C and Hep B. Is one more serious than the other? Read more »

hepatitis c

A friend of mine was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. She has a 12 year old boy, she was just wondering... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

... A spike in the rate of hepatitis C throughout Queens is behind an "unusually high rate" of liver cancer in the borough, say local health officials. Hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Health Study Focuses on Hepatitis Spread

... More than 60,000 US patients were advised to seek testing for hepatitis B and C during the past 10 years due to the failure of non-hospital health care providers to follow basic infection control practices, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 York Times opinion piece. U.S. prison officials... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads Through Northeast Georgia

...patients] and haven't been able to pinpoint one risk factor over another. Nothing jumped out at us." Hepatitis A is usually spread through fecal-oral contact, such as touching the mouth after using the restroom or changing a diaper, and infects... 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
...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 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 »