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Hepatitis C Casual Contact

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

hepatitis c

Can Hepatitis C be transmitted through spit???
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No - it requires blood to blood contact. Read more »

follow up about children?

IN follow up to your answer regarding children touching things. SO you are saying that even if someone was to touch a surface (toilet) that had blood on it and even possibly had a little knick in the skiin..... the transmission is still low? Do...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Transmission of hepatitis C is only well-established for risks like intravenous drug use, blood transfusions (in the past when the blood supply wasn't safe), Read more »

Hepatitis c risk

I broke a glass ware and cut my hand and arm at home 3 hours after I came back from Emergency waiting room. Those two cuts are small with light bleeding. I did spend four hours in ER waiting room and there were several patients in the same waiting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not worry about your risk. There are no proven cases of hepatitis C transmission from an environmental contamination. If HCV was this easy to catch - everyone would be infected. Read more »

Hepatitis C transmission

Can hepatitis C be transmitted when semen from a person with the virus comes in contact with a cut or scratch on the skin of another person? Thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Although hepatitis C is found in semen, there is uncommonly transmission through sex. This risk is increased when there is sex with trauma (eg anal Read more »
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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

... What is hepatitis C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

... How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »