|I'M WORRIED FOR MY NEW PROSPECTIVE PARTNER
Aug 4, 2000
I have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, although I don't have any signs of liver damage and I have been tested on three different occasions, and my doctor doesn't seemed concerned about my health at this time. I wondering what to tell my partner of this disease and if he were to contract this disease from me whether or not his risk for liver damage would be greater than mine.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
It would depend on many variables. See the previous answer. Have you had a liver biopsy? And do you have HIV? If you have HIV hepatitis C moves twice as rapidly toward cirrhosis than if you do not. Does your MD have a lot of experience with treating hepatitis? If not, you should see someone who does. HCV is not very well transmitted through heterosexual sex, but is more effectively transmitted through gay sex. Safe sex is the best course but you should investigate your hepatitis thoroughly. DTD
HCV, LIFE EXPECTATIONS???
partner has HCV
- Swollen Glands After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- White Tongue After Licking Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Does Septra Ds Treat Chlamydia?
- What Kind Of Sexually Transmitted Infections Does Doxycycline Monohydrate Treat?
- 90 Day Negative Elisa Hiv 1,2 Test
- Are Muscle Aches In Legs A Symptom Of Hiv?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.