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Hep. B and HIV

PLease help I am a little stressed. Last week My boyfriend and I went to a friends birthday dinner. The person sitting next to my boyfriend is HIV positive and also has Hep. B. After eating from his spoon, the hiv positive friend picked up some ice cream from another persons plate(with the same spoon) and put it on my boyfriends bowl whichmy bf ate straight away before I could say anything. Ive been stressing ever since. Can either of those be caught?
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i would say no way. i'm 100% sure HIV can NOT be caught this way and almost certain hep B is more of a sexual disease but not 100% on that. others will post more about this. relax, i think you are fine unless your BF shared more then ice cream with this person.
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http://www.hepb.org/hepb/transmission.htm

Transmission

Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and infected bodily fluids. This can occur through:

    * direct blood-to-blood contact
    * unprotected sex
    * unsterile needles
    * from an infected woman to her newborn during the delivery process.

Other possible routes of infection include sharing sharp instruments such as razors, toothbrushes or earrings.  Body piercing, tattooing and acupuncture are also possible routes of infection unless sterile needles are used

Hepatitis B is NOT transmitted casually. It cannot be spread through sneezing, coughing, hugging or eating food prepared by someone who is infected with hepatitis B. Everyone is at some risk for a hepatitis B infection, but some groups are at higher risk because of their occupation or life choices.

I hope this helps a little. Mike
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I Googled around and found this from a case study.

"An elevated ammonia level in the setting of normal liver function suggested the diagnosis of a urea cycle disorder. An allopurinol challenge test was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency."

I am not at all familiar with this disease or any disease that fits the symptoms you described. I know a little bit about liver disease and not much else.

I would Google "ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency" and "urea cycle disorder" if I were you and see if you can find anything that fits your symptoms. You should also mention this disease to your doctor to make sure it's been considered.

Good luck, Mike

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YOU SEEMTO HAVE ALOT OF INFO. SO I WILL ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS. FIRST OF ALL I AM HOLDING ON 50 IN MY DREAMS. HA HA.; I HAD HEPETITIS (hepatitis) WHEN I WAS ABOUT 7 OR 8 YEARS OLD THEY HAD NO VACCINES FOR THAT OR MY MOTHER WOULD HAVE RUSHED ME TO GET ONE . SHE WAS A GOOD MOM. ANYWAY DR.S ARE TESTING ME FORE A AND B BECAUSE I HAVE A HIGH AMMONIA LEVEL BUT MY LIVER LEVEL IS FINE. IN FACT ALL MY TESTS ARE FINE. SO THEY ARE ASSUMING THERE IS SOMETHING WONG WITH MY LIVER. I WENT FOR THE TESTS ON MONDAY AND A SONONGRAM OF MY LIVER. A STRANGE THING HAPPEND WITH ONE OF MY TESTS I HAD NO LONGER BEEN HOME THEN THEY CALLED TO ASK THAT I GO BACK  BECAUSE MY RED BLOOD CELLS HAD BLOWN UP. I RETURNED LATER SINCE I HAD TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION ANYWAY . BUT THEY COULD'NT EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED. BY THE WAY I'V BEEN TESTED MONTHLY SINCE DECEMBER. I AM IN SEVERE PAIN EVERYWHERE HAVE SEEN AN RA A NUROLOGIST A GASTROINTOGIST AND MY PC.                  ADD SOME COLOR TO MY PICTURE.       THENKS MIKE
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Thanks for the info. Mike I will look into it asap. As for sharing my information with  my Dr.'s they usually shrug me off as if I dont know andything . In fact one of them told me I read to much when I asked for thyroid test and lupus tests because they are hereditary. So are gallstones and I nearly died from that misdiagnoses. Dr. kept insisting I had maleria (malaria) even though I had not been out of the country.     Thanks again Cat33
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