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Can I Get Hepatitis C By Sharing A Toothbrush With An Infected Individual
No.: Hiv is spread in bodily fluids, including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. People usually get hiv/aids by having unprotected sex with an infected partner, sharing needles with an infected person, or breastfeeding from an infected mother. You cannot get HIV from kissing or sharing a soda. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Details. Details.: That depends on which type of hepatitis, whether one is talking about "getting in contact with a virus" or about "getting the actual disease", which part of the body is being kissed, the conditions of the kisser's part of the body and of the kissee's part of the body, the immune status of the kisser, etc... There are many kinds of hepatitis and many kinds of kissing. ...Read more
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Can you get hepatitis C from a scratch on a metal surface someone else with hep c was scratched by ?
Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?
Hep B/ C in a flash: Hep B and C are classified as blood-borne pathogens and are generally contracted with direct exposure to blood or body secretions, as in sexual contact. Since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission of Hep B with deep kissing probably exists and the risk increases if one partner wears orthodontic braces or has open cuts or sores in the mouth. No report of Hep B or C via saliva exist ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Highly unlikely. Hep B is a bloodborne virus and transmission from an infected person to someone else requires some exchange of blood. If the person drinking the tea had an open mouth sore and traces of blood got into the tea, there might be some risk to you, but this scenario seems unlikely. Do not, however, share toothbrushes, razors, etc. that could be contaminated with blood. ...Read more
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry. There would be some minimal risk if the brush was used immediately after an infected person brushed with it by another. Virtually little to no risk if there was some significant time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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