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Hepatitis C Risk Factors

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hepatitis c

my husband is diagnosed with hepatitis c.i have been tested and i am clear. my husband has no tattoos or piercings. what possible reasons can exist that this disease was contracted?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are some people who have hepatitis C who have never had any risk factors that can be determined. Rarely, there are persons who have acquired HCV after a medical procedure. A one-time use of injection drug use in the distant past could lead to... Read more »

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I have my medical exam last month and when i got my result i found out that i have hepatitis c.... Read more »

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I am a social drinker. Sometimes I drink heavily. Recently, blood tests showed my albumin was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Homosexual Men: Data From Two Cohorts of HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Men in Sydney, Australia

It is not known to what extent a reported increase in hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is due to sexual transmission, noted Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Seroconversion in Injecting Drug Users in Australia

The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to identify risks for seroconversion. Study participants were recruited through direct approach, street-based outreach, methadone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents in Detention

In order to assess the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a sample of detained adolescents, the researchers undertook a cross-sectional prevalence study with adolescents ages 10-18 who were consecutively admitted to a... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
i am male, had an encounter with another guy 2.5 weeks ago, involved kissing and oral both receive and giving. i gave only for a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the ... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs,... Read more »