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What Is Type 1a Hep C

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Gentype 1A Hep C

My fiancee' was diagnosed with Geno1A. Should he get a 2nd opionion before he starts the treatment? I also had myself checked & don't show any signs. I have been with him 9 yrs. Will I get this hep C, too?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
1. If he has significant liver disease it is reasonable to proceed. 2. Discordant monogamous couples can transmit HCV - but it is uncommon (about 1 to 2%). Use of condoms reduces that risk to virtually zero. Read more »

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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 »