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Can I Get Hepatitis C Through Blood Transfusions In The Us
Extremely unlikely: Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hep c live outside of blood? If an infected person bleeds can hep c latch onto objects? Or if i wash up the blood can hep c still be present? You get my rift
Can hep c live outside of blood? If i wash off contaminated blood off a surface can there still be the hep c virus present? If so can it transfer from object to object? My main question is, can hep c live ouside of blood onve a person bleeds it out?
NO: Is the short answer. Viruses live in cells and cannot survive outside of human tissues for more than a very brief time. You get hep c by direct transfer of blood or tissue to another individual, most commonly by needle use. ...Read more
Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In order to get hepatitis g does the infected persons blood have to come in contact with uninfected person blood? Is there other ways of transmission?
Yes, unknown: Transfused blood containing hgv has caused some cases of hepatitis. Patients with hemophilia and other bleeding conditions who require large amounts of blood or blood products are at risk of hepatitis g. Hgv has been identified in between 1-2% of blood donors in the United States. At risk are patients with kidney disease who have blood exchange by hemodialysis. Sexual transmission may also occur. ...Read more
Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?
How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood? I am confused in respect of how is this virus in itself created?I know the ways it is transmitted.
Viruses: No one knows how they were created. You can search the web for research on mutations but you are asking about the origins of a kind of life form, although viruses aren't even fully qualified for that definition. They don't exist for long without a host. Blood borne means carried by blood, not born into existence. It reproduces inside cells if the host body. ...Read more
How to treat Hepatitis B? I've got blood transfusion and they detected hep B in it. They couldn't test it earlier because it was emergency.
Need more info: More than 80% of the patients with hepatitis B infection recover on their own and eliminate the virus and are none the worse for it. You may wish to get tested in about six months to see if you have active infection or have recovered. God forbid you have chronic infection, it can be treated. Wish you good health. ...Read more
0nce we become sick
with any form of virus, does that virus cont. To stay present in our blood stream? Can we see, thru bloodwork, how many we have?
VIRUSES=removed: Most viruses are removed by a healthy immune system after antibodies are produced to recognize them. It usually takes <1 week for viruses in the blood to be cleared. However, some viruses can escape and live in the body in various locations. E.G. Hiv can live in host white blood cells, herpes/chicken pox (varicella) viruses hide in nerve tissue. Hepatitis lives in liver, & virus is shed in blood. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Although Hepatitis B and C are contagious, it must be transmitted by blood or other bodily fluids (not urine). In addition, the susceptible person must also have an opening in the skin, that allows the virus to enter that person's blood. So it would be very unlikely in the scenario you describe to become infected in that manner. ...Read more
Thanks dr.Ryan..They advised me to do the test because of a mild fatty liver hence did hep b & c both negative. How to decrease the fatty liver?
How did people come up with idea of blood donation and transfusion and who were the first people to donate and receive blood?
Idea 1660s-animals,: People often died, blood types not known of until early 1900s, 1st crossmatched transfusion 1907, british red cross credited w/first formal donation 1921. 1st blood bank 1930s, us established program 1940-red cross program start 1941 in time for wwii. 1970s volunteer-based donor system & disease testing. For more, see: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/learn-about-blood/history-blood-transfusion. ...Read more
How can we test if we have HPV in our body? Blood test is suitable choice? Can HPV transport by blood exchange?
Indirectly: HPV is a localized skin/tissue infection, not one that enters your blood.Transfer is skin to skin, not through blood contact.After an infection you will develop antibodies to the specific strain of HPV and those antibodies can be detected on specialized blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get Hepatitis B from someone getting spittle/spit in your eye? I ask because I have red HBV can be passed through saliva.
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