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Hepatitis B Can Live Outside The Body

Post: #1
01-22-2012, 06:40 PM
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Hepatitis B Can Live Outside The Body


Often times, when we think of blood-borne diseases, the first thing that comes to mind is HIV/AIDS. Did you know that once the HIV/AIDS virus hits the air and dries, it dies? In other words, if a person with HIV/AIDS is bleeding and a drop of blood hits the ground, once that blood dries, the virus dies as well.
The Hepatitis B virus, on the other hand will go on living in the dried blood, and can enter your body through any open sore or other opening in your body, and it is just as deadly as HIV/AIDS.
So, as a precautionary measure, we should always take protective measures when dealing with any bodily fluids, whether they are wet or dry, and no matter how long they have been dry. Wearing latex gloves is a great way to help protect yourself, and always be sure to wash your hands as soon as the gloves come off
before touching anything else.



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Post: #2
02-06-2012, 04:35 PM
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RE: Hepatitis B Can Live Outside The Body


I didn't know that - I think most people tend to assume that viruses can't live outside the body - especially blood-borne viruses. That would explain why some people are unable to track back when they are diagnosed with hepatitis. Thanks for explaining this so clearly - it could make a big difference.



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Post: #3
06-12-2012, 07:03 AM
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RE: Hepatitis B Can Live Outside The Body


As I read The viruses that cause hepatitis can live outside the body and be infectious for certain periods of time. A good rule of thumb is that wet material is infectious and dried material is much less infectious.



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