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Viral Hepatitis: Overview


1. Since many people with viral hepatitis are unaware they have the disease and do not seek treatment, it is estimated that _______ people in the United States could die of liver cancer or other hepatitis-related liver disease between 2010 and 2020.

A. 50,000

B. 100,000

C. 150,000

D. 200,000

What is Viral Hepatitis?

2. Which of the following are NOT symptoms of viral hepatitis?

A. Fatigue and general feeling of being unwell

B. Lack of appetite and weight loss

C. Jaundice and itching of the skin

D. Pale colored urine and dark bowel movements

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)

3. HAV is spread by the oral transmission of fecal matter and people are most infectious during the six weeks before the onset of symptoms.

A. True

B. False

4. Which of the following accurately describes the disease burden and course of Hepatitis B (HBV)?

A. In the United States, blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately infected with HBV

B. Approximately 20% of those infected with HBV exhibit symptoms

C. Between 600,000 and 1.2 million people in the United States live with chronic hepatitis B

D. Up to 10 percent of people with acute hepatitis B will develop chronic hepatitis after 6 months

Hepatits C-Modes of Transportation

5. Participating in high risk sexual behaviors is the most common risk factor for acquiring Hepatitis C, followed by injection drug use (IDU).

A. True

B. False

Co-Infection with Viral Hepatitis and HIV

6. HIV treatment may need to be temporarily suspended if HAV infection is acquired, and most studies suggest that this delay does not affect HIV progression.

A. True

B. False

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