| Hepathis C
Feb 17, 2013
I test positive for hepathis C, My Doctor has refreered me to a specilaist, How could I have got this if I have it. I have no syptoms, and the same lab test me posititive for lupus & Reumatoid Arthrtis, and I saw a specialist, she told me I had neither? I am very worried because I have never used needles, very few sex partners, I can't reall if I ever had a blood tranfusion? Please advise me where and how could I have got this??
| Response from Dr. Taylor
In many cases, people have hepatitis C without having any symptoms at all.
Hepatitis C may be spread by blood containing the hepatitis C virus. Common ways to catch hep C include sharing needles and other equipment used to inject drugs; sharing straws used to snort cocaine; sharing needles used to inject medications; and receiving blood that contains hep C via a transfusion. Sex that involves blood, such as having unprotected anal intercourse (sex in the butt), especially among HIV-infected gay men and men who have sex with men, may also spread hep C. Tatooing under unsterile conditions or having medical procedures involving blood without good infection control practices, may also spread hep C.
Make sure you are tested for the hep C virus itself and not just the hep C antibody, to confirm you have chronic hep C.
Remember, if you have chronic hep C, it is a curable infection, and medications to treat this infection are getting better and better.
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