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How is hep b transmitted?

How is hep b transmitted?

Just like HIV: In very much the same way as hiv: through unprotected sex, especially intercourse, and through blood exposure (e.g. Shared needles and syringes). ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more


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How is hepatitis b transmitted?

How is hepatitis b transmitted?

HBV transmission: Hepatitis b is transmitted via infected needle injury, infected blood and other bodily fluid exposure. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick ( needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

How is hepatitis b typically transmitted?

Not casually: It spreads from contact with blood ( needle sticks, transfusions) and by sexual contact (especially man to man) and from infected mother to neonate at time of delivery. Intervention with specific gamma globulin and vaccine can prevent this. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis a spread?

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How is hepatitis a spread?

Fecal-oral route: Hepatitis a is transmitted through contaminated foods. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread the hepatitis C virus?

How easy is it to spread the hepatitis C virus?

Spread by blood...: Hepatitis c is a contagious liver disease that is most commonly spread by blood from an infected patient entering the body of an uninfected patient (such as by sharing injection drug needles). The virus can also be spread in other ways such as by sexual transmission. I am attaching a very good link on hepatitis c. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How is HCV spread?

Bodily Fluids: Like other blood borne diseases, it can be spread during exchange of bodily fluids this commonly includes IV drug use, sexual encounters, improper tattoos, during birth of a child and previously with blood transfusions. ...Read more

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How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

Cost of HepB VACCINE: The cost varies from state to statein a walk in clinic or health dept average cost is 60 dollars in physician office average cos is 120 dollars and you need three shots so multiply that with three, thats the cost. ...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 is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread?

Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-infected blood by sharing needles (piercing, tattooing, drug equipment, including needles); by hiv-infected pregnant women to their infants during pregnancy or delivery, or by breast feeding." http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/publications/9678/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b contageous?

Yes: Hepatitis b can be passed via all body fluid contact including, blood, saliva semen. One can be vaccinated to prevent acquiring the virus. However, until a patient receives these vaccines, they should not consider themselves immune to virus. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is malaria and hepatitis b coinfection for the liver?

How unhealthy is malaria and hepatitis b coinfection for the liver?

Malaria: Malaria in anyone with an immune compromising condition may be more severe. Certainly, in a person with Hepatitis B, the liver is already compromised, so malaria on top of that could prove to be extremely serious. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to be infected with hepatitis b (assymptomatic) through HBV vaccination?

Is it possible for one to be infected with hepatitis b (assymptomatic) through HBV vaccination?

No: The Hepatitis B Vaccine has no viruses in it. The needles are used only once, and then safely disposed of in a "sharps" container. ...Read more

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Is hep b infection treatable?

Yes: There are a number of good drugs that treat hepatitis b. They are used for chronic hepatitis, not acute hepatitis. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

The viruses: Are present in the plasma part of the blood. ...Read more

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How is HBV transmitted?

Blood/sex/vertical: This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease. It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn. ...Read more

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