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Does sharing a cup or comb spread hepatitis C or b ?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hepatitis B and C

These viruses are spread by intimate contact-- sharing cups or combs will not transmit disease.
These infections are acquired from contact with blood or genital tract fluids. So don't worry about that. It is good to support family or friends who may have these diseases- so education about this is important. There are treatments that can help too- so hope u can get an MD to assist.

In brief: Hepatitis B and C

These viruses are spread by intimate contact-- sharing cups or combs will not transmit disease.
These infections are acquired from contact with blood or genital tract fluids. So don't worry about that. It is good to support family or friends who may have these diseases- so education about this is important. There are treatments that can help too- so hope u can get an MD to assist.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There have been known transmissions of hepatitis b (much more infectious) and c by sharing saliva.
But these instances are extremely rare. More commonly blood to blood and sexual contact account for the majority of infections. If you are concerned there are blood tests to check if you have been exposed. Hepatitis b also has a vaccine that prevents transmission.

In brief: Maybe

There have been known transmissions of hepatitis b (much more infectious) and c by sharing saliva.
But these instances are extremely rare. More commonly blood to blood and sexual contact account for the majority of infections. If you are concerned there are blood tests to check if you have been exposed. Hepatitis b also has a vaccine that prevents transmission.
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
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Dr. Daniel Motola
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: No

Both hepatitis b and c require blood to blood transmission.
They are only acquired by oral transmission in the event of blood to blood contact in the mouth

In brief: No

Both hepatitis b and c require blood to blood transmission.
They are only acquired by oral transmission in the event of blood to blood contact in the mouth
Dr. Daniel Motola
Dr. Daniel Motola
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