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How Is Hep B Spread
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
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
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
Can the Hepatitis B vaccine mask a Hep B infection, if received after a Hep B exposure? As in, person is infected but it's suppressed and tests neg?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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