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What Is The Main Route Of Transmission Of This Hepatitis Virus?

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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?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Difficult to say since there are no data.If you are concerned about a potential exposure, I would get tested. Read more »

transmission of hepatitis virus

I apologize if you have answered this already, but I haven't been able to find any information... Read more »

hepatitis from other viruses

Which other viruses might cause Hepatitis besides Hep A, B, C, D, etc...?CMV, EBV, and mono also? Read more »
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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 »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host. Can I get HIV from anal sex? Yes. In fact, unprotected (without a... Read more »
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I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »