Hepatitis A Virus Infection (HAV)


A highly contagious, acute liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted by coming into contact with an infected person’s feces, such as by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water, or by person-to-person contact. People with HIV and who have underlying liver disease are at higher risk of having severe HAV infection than people who have HAV infection alone.


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