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can you get hepatitis from sharing a drink

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it is caused by many different ways. The kind of hepatitis you got (a) is caused by a virus that is usu ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis B: Nope. No risk at all.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hey: I would rather hear disturbing news than die of overlooked hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's or and of several others. Insist on a full work up now
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
no: No.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Hiv infection is not easy to transmit and requires intimate contact, usually through sex or sharing of blood or tissues from an infected patient. It ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Too many to list: Almost any infectious disease can be transmitted by sharing a drink . Anything from a cold [virus] to a cold sore[ virus] to bacteria like strep pyoge ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basile Muntean
Specializes in Dentistry
Theoretically, yes.: Toothbrushes come in contact with minute amounts of blood in saliva. Sharing personal care articles, therefore, it is not advisable.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Less likely: HPV is typically transmitted with skin to skin contact
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to Get: Nope. There is absolutely no risk for this activity.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: These infections are not tranmissible in this fasion. Don't worry about it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You cannot.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No you can not but?: There is no way to catch Hepatitis B,C,D&E by hand shake There is theoretical possibility to get infected froma person infected wiIth Hep A,if he ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This is not a common means of transmission of hepatitis. Highly unlikely.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible: Technically it is possible but rare. Now, if you have relations and lets say your partner has an outbreak that you touch and then touch yourself witho ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenton Zehr
31 years experience General Surgery
Not per se: One cannot get a hernia from drinking alcohol. But passing out under the influence increases the risk for aspiration of stomach contents into the trac ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: HIV just won't travel this way. Hepatitis A travels fecal-oral; exceptionally poor hygiene by someone involved presents a risk but probably less than ... Read More
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