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Is Hepatitis C considered an STD?

The title explains my question. I have Hep c.Another thing that I have a great difficulty with is telling my new partner about it. I lasted 2 years with my last partner and did not do it with anyone else. I hope that considered non multiple...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I can hear through your words that this is a very difficult issue for you.HCV is considered a sexually transmitted disease since it can be transmitted through sex. However, it is not as easily transmitted through sex as HBV or HIV. But it can... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Is Hepatitis C Virus Going to Become a Major STD?

...Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection 17-21 November 2002, Glasgow, Scotland Rates of unsafe sex and, not surprisingly, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are increasing in Western Europe and North America. British researchers have done a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...have gotten HCV from unprotected sex. This is particularly true for HIV-infected men who have sex with men, people with other sexually transmitted diseases and people with multiple sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings,... Read more »
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What's wrong with me!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've got a white tongue, white lines inside cheek, rashes over my body and had night sweats for weeks. I 've tested negative antibody, p24, and NAT at 2 months after exposure and all negative. Tested PCR RNA What is going on in my body?? Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
...When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for   a. sexually transmitted diseases,       ... Read more »

window for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know hoe long it would take for a STD to show up on your body ? like HEP or Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms... Read more »