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Chances Of Contracting Hep C

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Contracting Hep C

Can you contract Hepatitis C thru unprotected anal sex? Is Hep C present in sperm?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The answer is "yes" to both questions.Anal sex, particularly with trauma, can lead to HCV infection.HCV is certainly present in genital secretions. Read more »

Hep C Splash to the Eye

...department but was wondering two things:1) What are my chances of contracting Hep C through the... 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 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

...the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor, the AP/Google.com reports (Tanner, AP/Google.com, 11/16). According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

...government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field, the AP/San Jose Mercury... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan to Compensate Patients Who Contracted Hepatitis C From Tainted Blood Products

...Friday, Japan's upper house in the Diet unanimously passed a bill to apologize and compensate patients who were infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products. The victims say the government continued to approve the use of the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Testing tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on my incident even if (and big "IF") she is infected. In any case I want peace of mind I will go tomorrow for a HIV test and HEP C test. I will pray very hard tonite that everything goes well. I did use condoms, but because we are humans and... Read more »

Hep A, B, & C?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...shots, actually 4 because of timing. does that mean i'm safe from hep B? then hep A is contracted through contact with feces? hep C would be from blood like needle sharing or such? i have not shared needles just tattoos and no poop contact... Read more »

Waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My ex recently told me he is hep C positive. We have had no contact for 16 years, and I have not been in any high risk situation for contracting any std since Read more »