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Hepatitis C Via Blood Transfusion

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Hepatitis C

My sisters boyfriend was just told he has Hepatitis C possibly from when he was 2 and had blood transfusions. He is now 22. Can my sister get this from him and are we capable of getting it if he would come to our home?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely not! There is no risk of getting hepatitis C from him unless you were going to share injection drugs together...Enjoy his company. I hope his health is good and that he is Read more »

Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland to Launch Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood Products That Spread HIV, Other Diseases

...bloodborne diseases. In their 113-page report, the researchers noted that 4,670 hemophiliacs in the United Kingdom contracted hepatitis C through blood transfusions during the late 1970s and early 1980s and that 1,243 of those people also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. People can become infected with the hepatitis C virus during such activities... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

What Do I Need To Know About Hepatitis C?

... Hepatitis C is a liver disease. Hepatitis ( HEP-ah-TY-tis ) makes your liver swell and stops it from working right. You need a healthy Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

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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 »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
... [edit] History Initially, the Red Cross's Australian blood services were managed by state-level organisations. Victoria's Blood Transfusion Service was founded in 1929, and by 1941 each state had its own Blood Transfusion Service. Also in 1941,... Read more »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read on here numerous times that Hep C coinfection will not delay HIV seroconversion in any meaningful way. However, it seems even Dr. Bob isn't sure where he stands on this issue as I have seen him say both that it can, and can't delay... 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 »