Sharing equipment like a meth pipe increases your chances of being exposed to an infection. Tiny amounts of blood from a cut or cracked lips can transmit … Read Full Answer
Tag: Hep B
Someone told me that when you're injecting meth, if you let someone else inject you (instead of doing it for yourself) that it's riskier for HIV and Hep C. If that's true, why?
This is a useful question, as people who are not sure how to inject for themselves, may have friends or other people inject them. Research has shown that this may increase the risk … Read Full Answer
I got tested at an event and they squeezed some blood from my finger onto a piece paper. I think it was for HIV. Does that sound right? Is it accurate?
It sounds like you were tested with dried blood spot testing.This type of testing is approved in Canada and is accurate.
Dried blood spot testing … Read Full Answer
Can I borrow a shaver to a person who is HIV positive?
I’m happy to tell you that borrowing a shaver (whether it’s a razor or an electric shaver) is not a risk of HIV exposure. The HIV virus does not live … Read Full Answer
Hey. My doctor told me that I am immune to hepatitis. My boyfriend just told me he has hepatitis C. I can't get hepatitis C from him right?
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and could be caused by some drugs, diseases, alcohol use, toxins and bacterial or viral infections. The most common cause would be viruses namely … Read Full Answer
If a person is Hep B + and they spit in your eye, can the virus be transmitted?
Hepatitis B is contagious and is transmitted when one comes in contact with semen, vaginal fluid and blood of an infected person. Saliva of a person living with HBV is … Read Full Answer
What are the differences between Hep A, Hep B, and Hep C?
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, but Hep A, B, and C are caused by different viruses. Though they all impact the liver and may cause similar symptoms, the modes of transmission are different for each. … Read Full Answer