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Can You Contract Hep C From Sex

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HEPC contracted when you are younger is better then older

I believe I once read that it is better to get HEPC when you are younger then older? Is there any truth to this, example: Contract it when you are 16 rather then in your 30's. Thanks,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It has been shown that patients who get hepatitis C for the first time after the age of 40 progress faster than those who get the virus when they are younger. However, there are other issues which also contribute to faster progression of hepatitis C... Read more »

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Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
regards
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unprotected sex and got test after 2.5 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an unprotedt sex for 10 seconds( yes under a minute) and last month I had a test and it showed I had Clamidya. HIV is negative. From the day i had intercourse to the day I got tested was 2 and half month (10 weeks). I still got night sweat,... Read more »

very scared & alone

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On a drunken night out I stupidly paid for a prostitute who works on the streets to give me unprotected oral sex if that wasnt bad enough after this act we had 2 deep kisses with tonues etc. I have read the various forums & answers & am... Read more »