Continued. Are men and women equally at risk of getting and spreading hepatitis through sex? The risk is determined by a person’s behavior, not his/her gender, although some studies have shown Author: David Freeman. The hepatitis C virus usually spreads through blood. The most common way that people get it is from injecting drugs -- especially when they share needles or syringes. The risk of getting hepatitis Author: Paula Spencer Scott.
Hepatitis has a broad spectrum of presentations that range from a complete lack of symptoms to severe liver failure. The acute form of hepatitis, generally caused by viral infection, is characterized by constitutional symptoms that are typically self-limiting. Chronic hepatitis presents similarly, but can manifest signs and symptoms specific to liver dysfunction with long-standing inflammation Complications: Scarring of the liver, liver failure, . Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that between 125,000 and 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis A each year in the United States. Between 84,000 to 134,000 of of those people will show symptoms of hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Apr 03, 2018 · It’s unlikely you’ll get hepatitis C from sex with an infected partner, or pass the virus on to them. But it’s important to be aware of sexual activities that increase the risk.Author: Madeline R. Vann. Hepatitis C and Safe Sex. As with hepatitis B, the time to tell any sexual partner about your diagnosis is before you have sex — or if you have already had sex, before you have sex again. Again Author: Chris Iliades.