|HEP B AND HEP C
Oct 4, 2000
WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL TIMES OF HEP B AND HEP C OUTSIDE THE BODY ? HIV IS APPARENTLY MINUTES, IS HEP B & C THE SAME ? ALSO IF I HAVE HEP C, AND THEREFORE LOW LEVELS OF HEP C IN MY SEMEN, OR MY PARTNER HAS HEP C, WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS IF YOU WANTED TO HAVE A CHILD, CONSIDERING THERE IS NO VACCINE FOR HEP C ? THANKS MJJ
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Survival times outside the body for most viruses are short, unless they are inside some body fluid like a blood clot, and then it is impossible to say. Hepatitis C is rarely transmitted sexually in heterosexual monogamous couples. If you want to be perfectly safe then fertilizing the eggs outside the body would qualify. Good luck! DTD
Vaccinated after exposure to HEP B
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