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Can Hepatitis Be Contracted Through Sex

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Risk of contracting Hepatitis C

I had unprotected sex with a male friend 2 nights ago and today he told me that he has Hepatis C. What are the chances of me contracting Hep C and what should I do? Thank you very much for your immediate reply.....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The risk of getting hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through sex is higher among men who have sex with men (MSM) compared to heterosexual couples. This risk seems to be associated with traumatic rectal sex or breaks in the skin caused by STDS, such... Read more »

Can contract Hepatitis C through...

I just wanted to know if it is possable to contract Hepatitis C through oral sex? I am very... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune reports. A United Network for Organ... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

India: Sex, Drugs, and Hepatitis C -- Deadly Blood Disease on the Rise Among Delhi's Youth

This article was reported by Mail Online India . Mail Online India reported that Indian people ages 15-40 were more likely to contract hepatitis C virus (HCV) because of lifestyle factors including tattoos, unsafe sex practices, unsafe injecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Local Officials Punished After Eight Patients Contract Hepatitis C

Six people have been fired or suspended for their role in the hepatitis C virus infections of eight patients in Henan province. The eight were receiving dialysis treatments at Xin'an County People's Hospital, according to the county government,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

contracting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you had unprotected sex once with a person ( women) of unkown status, and you were of good health but uncircumsized. what are your chances of contracting hiv and would it matter if she had used coke or other drugs, would that effect my testing... Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you get HIV or vice versa? Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »