Summary of HBV, HCV, and HIV

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Summary of HBV, HCV, and HIV

Table 1. Summary of HBV, HCV, and HIV.
Hepatitis B VirusHepatitis C VirusHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
Viral GenomedsDNAssRNAssRNA
TransmissionNeedles, sex, mother to childLarge or repeated direct percutaneous exposure to bloodNeedles, sex, mother to child
Incubation Period11 weeks8 weeks2 weeks
SymptomsFatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, headache, jaundice
Chronic ConditionChronic HepatitisChronic HepatitisAIDS