Hepatitis B Transmission?
I want to ask, my friend has hepatitis a/b, I forgot and has fully recovered, can my friend still transmit hepatitis through food/drink or is it really not contagious if one glass is completely healed? Thank you
Hi Zahra, thanks for the question.
Please note beforehand, hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by certain viral infections, one of which is hepatitis A and B viruses. Although both cause inflammation of the liver, the modes of transmission of the two viruses are very different.
The hepatitis A virus is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, which means that the virus is transmitted if it comes in direct contact with the feces of an infected patient or indirectly consumes food/drinks that have been contaminated with the virus. If your friend has recovered from the condition, it is less likely that you will get this disease because hepatitis A is generally acute, rarely becomes chronic (prolonged illness).
While the hepatitis B virus is transmitted when blood, sperm, or vaginal fluids (including menstrual blood) from an infected person enter another person's body. Transmission usually occurs through:
Sexual contact Sharing needles or other equipment (cotton, sponge, or drug solvent) (which is used to inject illegal drugs) Paramedics or medical personnel working to draw blood (if accidentally pricked by needles or other equipment that is exposed to blood) infected hepatitis B). Infection can also occur if blood gets on body surfaces, such as the eyes, mouth, or small cuts on the skin. Newborns can catch the virus from their mothers through contact during childbirth. Piercings and tattoos. Other equipment, such as razors or toothbrushes, can occur if they carry blood from an infected person.
If your friend has hepatitis B, then you are less likely to get infected if you eat/drink using the same tool because the virus is transmitted through the method described above.
Based on this information, there are many things that can be done to prevent transmission of both hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Remember that you always wash your hands before eating, avoid sharing eating utensils, eat food that is hygienic, avoid having sex with people who are infected. unclear sexual status, and do not use needles/drugs. You may also consider vaccination to prevent both diseases.
May be useful.
dr. Sonia L