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My Boyfriend Has Hep C

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boyfriend and hep c

I found out in 1999 that I had hep c . I have had the same boyfriend for the last 10yrs.I keep telling him to get tested but he says he feels fine. How likely is it that he might have hep c as well.We never were condoms.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your boyfriend should be tested.It doesn't matter that he feels fine.HCV is uncommonly transmitted through sex, about 1 to 3 percent.However, Read more »

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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing Hepatitis C can remain infectious outside of your body for up... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G viruses, or HAV, HBV, and so on. Over 90% of cases of hepatitis are caused by hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may... Read more »
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boyfriend HCW exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is a paramedic and has had an exposure to HIV and possibly Hep C. Our relationship is long distance which makes this even harder. I love him with all my heart and am so scared of the results. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have had a major blood exposure to hiv and hep c had fresh cuts on hands and around finger nails. you know when you have deep splits on each side of you nails that bleed and Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...vaccinated right away. DTD Here is that post I was wanting you to see. Did you use protection? I REALLY would not worry about hep C, it is extremely hard to catch. If you shared a needle with her sure, be worried. I have a boyfriend that... Read more »

signing my death wish...

Posted by Erica, 4 Replies
...problems and chills where coming from, until I noticed stuff in my mouth last saturday, seemed to be the same until today. My boyfriend and I have been dating 7 months, he is now showing signs as well, chills, stomach problems, stiff neck, and a... Read more »