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Hepatitis

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Yes. A pregnant woman can spread the hepatitis B virus to her baby at the time of birth. (It is unlikely that an infected woman will spread the virus...
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Chronic hepatitis is an ongoing infection of the liver that can lead to cirrhosis, a hardening of the liver that causes liver tissue to scar and stop...
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Hepatitis is a disease involving inflammation of the liver. Most types of hepatitis are caused by viruses, but alcohol, drugs, and other factors also...
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Scientists have identified eight types. In the US, the main threats are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
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Hepatitis A, B, and C can all be sexually transmitted, although sexual transmission of hepatitis C is less common. Hepatitis A spreads via fecal-oral...
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The risk is determined by a person’s behavior, not his/her gender. Men who have sex with men are 10 to 15 times more likely than the general...
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There is no surefire symptom or sign to indicate that someone has hepatitis. Some infected people look perfectly healthy even in advanced stages of...
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Any sexual activity that might cause abrasions, cuts, or other trauma is especially risky. Anal sex is thought to be more risky than vaginal sex. And...
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The risk of catching hepatitis by kissing an infected person is thought to be very small -- although deep kissing that involves the exchange of large...
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That is possible because the hepatitis B virus can survive outside the body for a week or more. Immersing the vibrator in boiling water should...
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Latex condoms are believed to be at least 99% effective. Unless you’re in a mutually monogamous relationship with someone known to be hepatitis-free...
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Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are five identified types of viral...
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The symptoms of acute (newly acquired) hepatitis A, B, and C are the same. They might include: Tiredness.Loss of appetite. Nausea. Abdominal...
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You are at a higher risk of developing hepatitis if you: Share needles to take drugs. Practice unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Have many...
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The answer to that question depends on the form of hepatitis. Hepatitis A A person can get hepatitis A from eating food or drinking water carrying...
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