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Worried about my daughter, father has hepB,C and HIV
Jun 7, 2012

My 4 year old daughter complains of stomach pains, is always constipated and suffers with itchy skin althought there is no rash present. Her father has HIV, Hep B and Hep C, I am negative for all these conditions and was assured throughout my pregnancy that my daughter would not catch either of these diseases as I tested negative ( I was immunised for Hep B and have Hep B antibodies in my bloods). As I understand it HIV resides in the white bolld cells so are unlikely to be transmitted to my daughter during conception, but I am less sure of the Hep B and C viruses, can they be presnet in the sperm cells, and if so does that mean my daughte could be at risk? I would really appreciate a response as this as I am worrying about this constantly.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You were advised correctly. If you were not infected with HBV or HCV, then you did not pass these along to your daughter.



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