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How Likely Am I To Become Infected With Hepatitis C From A Family Member
It depends: Depends on what you are doing with this family member. Sharing needles (drugs, injected vitamins or other home remedies) is high risk. Kissing, hugging, sharing dishes is no risk. Sharing personal items that may contain small amounts of blood like toothbrushes, razors, or nail clippers does have risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth. ...Read more
I work as a Massage Therapist and I was wondering if its possible to contract HIV or Hepatitis C from giving an infected person a massage?
VERY COMMON: Sexually transmitted disease. Avoid it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Details. Details.: That depends on which type of hepatitis, whether one is talking about "getting in contact with a virus" or about "getting the actual disease", which part of the body is being kissed, the conditions of the kisser's part of the body and of the kissee's part of the body, the immune status of the kisser, etc... There are many kinds of hepatitis and many kinds of kissing. ...Read more
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.
I have just been diagnosed as a hepatitis b chronic carrier. How to tell if I am an active or passive carrier?
Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?
Hep B/ C in a flash: Hep B and C are classified as blood-borne pathogens and are generally contracted with direct exposure to blood or body secretions, as in sexual contact. Since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission of Hep B with deep kissing probably exists and the risk increases if one partner wears orthodontic braces or has open cuts or sores in the mouth. No report of Hep B or C via saliva exist ...Read more
Officially no: Many things are "possible" in life. So, the real question is, "How likely is it to happen?" The chances of catching HepC by kissing is perhaps 0%, mathematically rounded off. HepC virus is in the blood. If a HepC person has some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then HepC can be in the mouth... probably more so if kissing is very vigorous. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Sepsis or blood poisoning, occurs when a germ gains access to the blood stream and causes dramatic vascular changes in the body. Meningococcus is one germ known to cause sepsis that is contagious. However, normal respiratory (mask) and hand washing measures can prevent spread of this germ. Most other germs involved in sepsis are not very contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I be okay if i'm vaccinated to hepatitis b and i'm in relationship with a person who has chronic hepatitis b?
Absolutely safe: Totally safe for both of you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could you tell me if someone with HIV or hep c puts their blood in my raw meat and i cook it can I get aids?
Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the d
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
I just want to ask if the hepatitis B virus reactive person whose a carrier could still be remove in the body?
Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek,just found out from of family has it n worried bad ?
No risk, no worries: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only transmitted by blood contact. Without blood exposure, household members of persons with HCV are not at risk. Even sex, although often said to be risky, almost never transmits the virus except with traumatic anal sex. Kissing, hugging, and sharing bathrooms, kitchens, or eating utensils are entirely free of risk. So no worries! Good luck. ...Read more
Can I catch pox/measles if I receive a letter from someone who was infected with one of these illnesses?
Unlikely: The measles virus is usually passed through direct contact with infectious droplets. It is unlikely that there would be enough virus on the letter to transmit an infection. Be sure you wash your hands thoroughly after reading the letter just to be safe and go to your doctor if you have any symptoms ...Read more
I have Hep C with a very high viral load and would like to participate in the new drug trials. I'm concerned due to depression . How do I apply?
Treatment: There are two new drugs currently available for hep C. These are very very effective. If you have depression, you can be treated with these oral medications without interferon (needle). Please talk to your gastroenterologist/hepatologist about various combination options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do about hepatitis C question!! can you get hepatitis C from someone who just found out they got it?
Yes you can: if they just found out, it doesn't mean they just got it. what to do? treat it! talk to your doctor ...Read more
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