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Can I still spread the disease even if I am being treated for hepatitis?
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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, if you are still being treated, you likely harbor some viable virus in your body.
Depending on the type of viral hepatitis, the precautions are different. For hepatitis a and b, oral precautions are necessary, whereas for hepatitis b and c, the virus is spread by inoculation, thus avoid sharing needles or razors.

In brief: Yes
Yes, if you are still being treated, you likely harbor some viable virus in your body.
Depending on the type of viral hepatitis, the precautions are different. For hepatitis a and b, oral precautions are necessary, whereas for hepatitis b and c, the virus is spread by inoculation, thus avoid sharing needles or razors.
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Although there are many excellent therapies for hepatitis b and c, unless the therapies have completely suppressed and eradicated the virus from your blood and body, you are still considered infected.
There may be, however, a time after therapy that you are "cured" and thus not considered infectious.

In brief: Yes
Although there are many excellent therapies for hepatitis b and c, unless the therapies have completely suppressed and eradicated the virus from your blood and body, you are still considered infected.
There may be, however, a time after therapy that you are "cured" and thus not considered infectious.
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