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Hep C And Dealing With Family

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hep c in the family

i am 15 and earlier this year my mom found out she had hep c we also found out my father had it, although i've been tested does it run in the family?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Good question. It does not really run in the family. If your Mom had it before you were born, then there is a small (5%) chance that you may have it. You should probably ask your Read more »

family with hep C

my father has hep C and my brother gets tested cause he was a neddle drug user my brother has... Read more »

Family Members w/ Hep C

Several relatives with Hep C will be coming to a family gathering. We will have an open buffet with... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hemophilia Group Says U.K. Government May Not Compensate Families of Hemophiliacs Who Acquired Hepatitis C From Blood Supply

...said it is afraid that the U.K. government will not compensate widows and dependents of hemophiliacs who were infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, London's Guardian reports. The group believes that the government... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated? How can I avoid getting hepatitis C?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
HIV i-Base

Research Into New Hepatitis C Drugs

... Where to get information on new hepatitis C drugs Discussion Where to get information on new hepatitis C drugs TAG Pipeline Report PDF An Read more »
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hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sore in mouth and rash that did not itch and i passed it off as sun exposure and severe soremuscle in neck sent off for pcr hep c and hiv rna by pcr will get results monday plaese pray for me and my family Read more »

hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...sore in mouth and rash that did not itch and i passed it off as sun exposure and severe soremuscle in neck sent off for pcr hep c and hiv rna by pcr will get results monday please pray for me and my family Read more »

please pray

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...diarrhea. my eylids are purple. the ID doctor hasn't called yet for my appt. had all the symptoms ars post exposure with hiv and hep c blood my feet hurt when I walk on them also in morning. please pray for me I have four little children and I... Read more »

His ex wife is positive...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...put her hands into the cookie jar and other typical family behavior, she told us that her mother; a long term drug abuser, was Hep C positive. My husband and I both looked at each other with the "Get the Lysol" look. I am sorry, but we know... Read more »