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I have an exercise science test tomorrow, and am a bit confused about the differences between Hepatitis B, C, and HIV
Are all three primarily passed through contact with an infected person's blood? - or does one of them happen more often with semen, vaginal fluid etc.?
Can all three be contracted through sexual contact, semen, vaginal fluid etc?
HBV has flu like symptoms, and affects liver?
HCV also has flu like symptoms, and affects liver, but is much more serious?
HIV - like HCV it has no vaccine, and can kill you within around 2 years without medication?
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All three are passed through blood and bodily fluids, and I don't believe any hard and fast stats exist as to which mode is more prevalent.
From mildest to worst = Hep B, Hep C, HIV
Only Hep B has a vaccination. Both Heps have somewhat flu-like symptoms in addition to other things such as jaundice, etc.
HIV does not kill in two years if untreated, but rather progresses into AIDS, which will kill you, but the time that takes varies from person to person based on a number of factors.
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All three are passed through blood and bodily fluids[/quote]
Hep C is transmitted, essentially, only through blood. Unlike, for example, HIV, it is not present in semen or other body fluids in any significant amount.
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I guess it's just a coincidence that everyone with AIDS also has HIV, and that HIV attacks the immune system in exactly the way that would cause AIDS?
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Hep B - sexual transmission, acute (immediate) disease, usually self-resolving, rarely fatal
Hep C - bloodborne transmission, chronic (long term) disease, curable but difficult to do so, often fatal if untreated (liver cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer)
HIV - sexual or bloodborn transmission, chronic disease, treatable but not curable, fatal if untreated (immune compromise)
Only a vaccine for Hep B.
Probably Ventolin can tell you more.