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What's the testing window period for hepatitis a, b, c after possible exposure? And is there any other types than these 3?

What's the testing window period for hepatitis a, b, c after possible exposure? And is there any other types than these 3?

Depends on testing: The principle causes of chronic hepatitis are Hepatitis B and C, while for acute hepatitis are Hepatitis A and B. There are two types of tests, one that measures the virus itself, the other the antibody response to the virus. Most hepatitis screens measures antibody and is detected 1-3 months after infection. Detection of virus is more expensive but can detect virus earlier, within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Quit heavy drinking 2 weeks back. 2weeks later bloods normal with Ultrasound. Cpuld I have had mild hepatitis in this period? Ty

Quit heavy drinking 2 weeks back. 2weeks later bloods normal with Ultrasound. Cpuld I have had mild hepatitis in this period? Ty

Maybe: Nothing you mentioned is associated with hepatitis but if you want to postulate the possible, yes, you could have had hepatitis and gotten better.
Without some firm evidence of it, don't wish for it.
Heavy drinking is associated with many problems including alcohol induced hepatitis. I recommend you stop drinking. ...Read more

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A friend of mine said if malaria parasites live in you for period or longtime. It can lead to liver problem or hepatitis b.True or false?

A friend of mine said if malaria parasites live in you for period or longtime. It can lead to liver problem or hepatitis b.True or false?

It's true: It depends on the species of plasmodium. Of the 5 known species that cause disease in humans, p. Ovale can stay in a certain form in the liver, and can present clinically years later. This species is typically found in western africa but have been reported in other countries outside this region. ...Read more

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What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?

Depends on the test: For HIV, ithe best test is a "4th generation" test for both HIV antigen and antibody, also called "duo" or "combo" test. It is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. For an antibody-only lab test, 6-8 weeks usually is conclusive. The home self test on oral fluids is 3 months. Hepatitis testing usually not needed after any single exposure; if needed, it's 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have Mono Hepatitis and period is late I have no signs of pregnancy and ppl who had mono said they didn't get theirs until months later im stressed?

I have Mono Hepatitis and period is late I have no signs of pregnancy and ppl who had mono said they didn't get theirs until months later im stressed?

Mono: It is possible to miss period when your body is stressed with other problems. If the pregnancy test is negative it could be related to other changes in body. You might want to check blood pregnancy test to confirm ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a contagious?

Is hepatitis a contagious?

Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more

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What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more

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What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands. ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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How contagious is hepatitis b (hbv) around time of birth?

How contagious is hepatitis b (hbv) around time of birth?

Varies: Worldwide, commonest cause of infection-chronic carrier (mom) spreads virus to infant during birth process; this often will lead to a chronic carrier state in infant; process continues over generations. May be prevented with hbig to infant, subsequent immunization. Immunize before sex activity starts may decrease another source for carriage. Not all infected are carriers, or actively infected. ...Read more

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How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?

2-5 day incubation: Influenza has a rapid onset and becomes infectious rapidly after symptoms are aquired. Tests for influenza become mostly positive when symptoms are prevalent ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Is hepatitis C a contagious disease?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a contagious disease. The virus is in the blood, so one can catch it by coming into contact with an infected person's blood. There is no cure and no vaccine for hepc, but some treatments are available. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Please help docs! Is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Yes but very rare: There have been reports of rabies transmitted through organ transplant and transfusion. ...Read more

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My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

As long as 6 weeks: It can be as long as six weeks before symptoms appear, but a much shorter time is usual. Any time you have contact with someone who harbors the mite, you can catch it. Treatment for close contacts of affected persons is recommended. ...Read more

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My partner had hepatitis A before, his doctor said that he is not contagious now since he already survived it. Am I still at risk to got it?

No danger to you.: Hepatitis A is a predominantly acute gastrointestinal illness that is obtained/transmitted through fecal matter and contaminated food/water sources. Once you have had hepatitis A, you might be sick for ~ 3-4 weeks afterwards but then retain immunity for life. Blood testing will continue to show past exposure to Hep A, but there is no future danger for the patient or any future partners. ...Read more

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Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am I contagious? What's the incubation period?

Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am I contagious? What's the incubation period?

Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages.
Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?

See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more

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Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months.
http://www. Ashasexualhealth. Org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/Incubation time can be as long as six months. ...Read more

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What is swine flu? What is the incubation period for swine flu, how contagious is it and how beneficial and effective is the h1n1 flu shot?

Swine flu revisited: Swine flu is one of the flu variants that has developed over the last 5-10 years. It just as contagious as the regular flu. As a matter of fact it is a component of this years flu shot and we considerate to be about 85percent effective. ...Read more

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During the incubation period, a person who contracted Pink Eye is contagious?

During the incubation period, a person who contracted Pink Eye is contagious?

Pink eye: If on antibiotic drops for one day then not contagious unless it's viral pink eye then will be until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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Had sex couple months ago. Guy said he was clean. I'm clean. He started without condom I made him put 1 on. But he was briefly inside without, no ejaculation. It was end of periods. What is risk of Hiv or hepatitis? I am getting tested at 3months.

Had sex couple months ago. Guy said he was clean. I'm clean. He started without condom I made him put 1 on. But he was briefly inside without, no ejaculation. It was end of periods. What is risk of Hiv or hepatitis? I am getting tested at 3months.

Get tested now: Hepatitis very low risk, HIV maybe higher depending on partner risks (gay, injection drug user, from an HIV endemic area, etc). Overall risk probably is low, but get checked soon. Australia's government sexual health centres are, collectively, the world's best STD/HIV clinics; visit you nearest SHC ASAP. No need to wait 3 mo; modern HIV tests are conclusive at 6+ weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Yes: If it's in your saliva, it can be spread, whether you are symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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How long is strep throat contagious and what is the incubation period?

Depends: Strep can be carried in a contagious state indefinitely. Once treated, the spread is minimal after 24 hrs. Some people can pick up and carry the germ without infection, ever, while most would become symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more

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Can my friend's saliva become contagious in a day after a rabid dog bite on his hand? Will there be symptoms before the contagious period?

Can my friend's saliva become contagious in a day after a rabid dog bite on his hand? Will there be symptoms before the contagious period?

No: It takes time for the virus to replicate within the wound and spread to the saliva producing areas. That would be far too soon. That is why we can give the rabies shots and stop it from spreading. ...Read more

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Can I be free of HPV (genital warts) forever after period of time? After my body clearing the HPV (Genital warts) will I be contagious? I am single.

Can I be free of HPV (genital warts) forever after period of time? After my body clearing the HPV (Genital warts) will I be contagious? I am single.

Yes and no: HPV is a family of virus strains that are well known for clearing after the primary infection and becoming dormant/hibernating in the body indefinately. Reactivation in the future is possible as is shedding of the virus, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also I want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also I want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello.: Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as I've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as I've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!

Not if UR vaccinated: If you received the tdap vaccine within the past few years you and your fetus should be protected. See a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for specific advice! ...Read more

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Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever?

Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever?

No: It spreads by contact with blister, coughing and sneezing in acute stage and post-infection via stool while it's shedding.

<a href="http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html</a> ...Read more

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How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html ...Read more

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