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mpete
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
can hepatitis last after being exposured to air? can hepatitis last on a cigarette that was exposed to bodily fluids a day prior and then once the flame is applied to the cigarette?
 
how long after possible exposure can you get tested?

hep93
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
mpete, hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease and only transmissable through blood.  Hep B can be contracted through bodily fluids, though it's doubtful that you would get it through someone's mouth on a cigarette.  If you are at all concerned that you have been exposed, request a blood test from your doctor.  I don't know how long you should wait for testing.  That is something to talk to your doctor about.  Even if you have contracted hep B or C, your immune system can throw the virus off.  If you are at risk for contracting hep B, there is a preventative vaccine for that.

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mpete
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   Posted 7/21/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the reply.
 
sorry, what do you mean about the immune system throwing off the B and c virus?
 
can you get the vaccine after possible exposure?
 
 

Post Edited By Moderator (hep93) : 7/21/2009 8:25:56 PM (GMT-6)


hep93
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   Posted 7/21/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   

That was a little too much information, so I had to edit that part out.

The immune system can fight off viral hepatitis.  In some people, it doesn't and then it becomes a chronic condition.  I believe they give immunoglobulin after exposure to hep B.

Since this forum is for those who have already been diagnosed with liver disease, or whose loved one has been, I suggest you contact your doctor with any questions or concerns you have.


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