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How Hepatitis C Virus Is Spread

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hepatitis c virus

what causes hepatitis c virus? was it my partner's drinking? or his past sex history? I have been with him for 1 year, and he just got diagnosed. please help clear some air.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C was spread in the past through contaminated blood products; today the most common route is injection drug use. Sexual transmission is uncommon. Read more »

HCV and Food Service

Is it OK for a Hep C infected person to cook and serve food and beverages to the public. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

...and easily overlooked. "These cultures are very close people," he said. "They assimilate with each other and that's how they spread these diseases." The rate of liver cancer among male residents of the borough is almost 14 cases per 100,000,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

... In high-income countries today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly spread through sharing equipment for substance use, such as needles and straws. Exposure to unsterilized tattooing Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...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 blood-to-blood contact. Most people get... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for... Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
...have only had possibly 30-40 drinks containing alcohol in my entire life. Only 3 in the last 3 years. Anyone else "get over" HCV or hear about it? The statistic is 12% get over it I guess. But anyway....YAY! One less worry. And I haven't... Read more »

HIV and HEP C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what is the ratio of individuals who has HIV is also infected with the Hepititis C virus? Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »