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Is it safe to visit someone with hepatitis?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes!
Always use good hand hygiene when visiting anyone who is sick.
You didn't mention what type of hepatitis your friend has--some types like hepatitis b and c are spread by contact with blood or sexual contact, so it is very unlikely you could be exposed to them by just a casual visit. Hepatitis a is commonly spread via food. You can have a nice visit without any direct physical contact.

In brief: Yes!
Always use good hand hygiene when visiting anyone who is sick.
You didn't mention what type of hepatitis your friend has--some types like hepatitis b and c are spread by contact with blood or sexual contact, so it is very unlikely you could be exposed to them by just a casual visit. Hepatitis a is commonly spread via food. You can have a nice visit without any direct physical contact.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
There are several causes of hepatitis.
One of them is a viral infection that is only transmitted through the blood (transfusions or sharing needles, e. G.). It is safe to visit them if your time together will not include these activities.

In brief: Yes
There are several causes of hepatitis.
One of them is a viral infection that is only transmitted through the blood (transfusions or sharing needles, e. G.). It is safe to visit them if your time together will not include these activities.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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