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how long does hep live outside the body

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Very briefly: Hep c will survive only as long as there are living cells present. Heat, cold, time, and other adverse conditions will all destroy it. It may surviv ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis C: It is impossible to get hepatitis c through your shoe or hand to hand contact.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV: HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce. Hep c could survive outside the body on s surface for ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: HIV can live for a week in dried blood. However there has never been a report of a person getting HIV from exposure to spillage of HIV infected blood ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
It can: But the inflammation should subside in a couple of months. In about 15% of cases, this does not and develops into chronic active hepatitis which can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
HAV immunization: Is probably lifelong.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Both of these illnesses interfere with the overall ability of the liver to do its job. You do know that hepatitis C is usually curable today if you ca ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visala Nanduri
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Two weeks: Hep.A can make you very sick, but 99/ recover completely and become permanently immune to it. Recovery may take up to 2 to 3 weeks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No cure: It's uncommon to be completely cured of hepatitis b. One achievable goal is to go from having a positive hbeag to a positive hbeab ("e antigen" to "e ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 years experience Hepatology
1-2 days: Most of the time, it should not cause any symptoms. Rarely it can cause discomfort for couple days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Hep c infection can be eliminated in most people with proper treatment.
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