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How Do You Get Hepatitis B Or C
Can I get Hepatitis B or C from the roaches in the heavily infested apartment building I live at? It's a dumpy building with some druggie residents.
No: No chance for B and C. Regular hygiene will keep A away. ...Read more
A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function. Specifically the amount of creatinine excreted is measured to get an estimate of the ...Read more
Hep B yes, C maybe: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is often an STD, but at age 20, your childhood vaccines should have included the hepatitis B vaccine; if so, you are immune. Hep C is controversial. The only proved sexual transmission is between men have rectal sex with other men. Although sometimes called an STD in heterosexuals, and contrary to common beliefs, HCV is no more common in sex partners of infected persons. ...Read more
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth. ...Read more
No : Transmitted by blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Established modes of transmission include : sexual contact; needle stick with contaminated blood; mucous membrane exposure to contaminated blood or other body fluids (semen, cervicovaginal secretion, and human milk); maternal-fetal transmission in utero and through breastfeeding; and transfusion of contaminated blood. ...Read more
Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?
Not immune: Some people don't get immune after getting the vaccine. You may need to get repeat vaccination, but some people just don't build the antibodies for protection. ...Read more
Depends: You can get hepatitis b through sexually, blood to blood contact and during birth . In us and other developed countries, because of universal vaccination and screening, hepatitis b during birth and through blood product is exceedingly rare. If you are not immune, and get exposed to this virus, there is 5 to 10% chance of chronic liver disease from this virus. ...Read more
Probably not,vaccine: Hep b can be sexually transmitted, although more commonly it is through contaminated blood products or at birth in regions of endemic disease (far east, middle east, africa). One can get protection with a hep b vaccination (3 doses over 6 months) which appears to give lifelong immunity. If you are not immune to hep b (can check with blood test), get vaccinated; use condoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes definitely: That is how it usally spreads.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If you have never had the disease and want to avoid it get the vaccine.If you have had it, the vaccine would be of no benefit. If you have a low risk lifestyle and don't care if you get it, don't. Unfortunately, this is one disease that can be passed sexually, along with other insidious ways, and could result in severe illness or death. ...Read more
Yes: Nothing is 100%. Hepatitis b is a bad disease and we hope if you do get it after the vaccine that it will be a much milder case. I have not had a patient with hepatitis b who has had the vaccine, nor have any patients that I have given the vaccine caught hepatitis b, that i know of. I have practiced in the same community for 41 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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