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Is it possible to get Hep C from Kissing and infected Person?

Is it possible to get Hep C from Kissing and infected Person?

Officially no: Many things are "possible" in life. So, the real question is, "How likely is it to happen? " The chances of catching HepC by kissing is perhaps 0%, mathematically rounded off. HepC virus is in the blood. If a HepC person has some cracks or scrapes on the lips or inside the mouth, any canker sores, or any bleeding gums, then HepC can be in the mouth... probably more so if kissing is very vigorous. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c by scratching infected person?

Can you get hep c by scratching infected person?

No.: You get it when yourself being infected through (your own) open wound or injection.
Hep-c virus would not show up on skin, in theory. ...Read more

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Can a person get hep c by using the same needle twice? Really no more details.

While: While blood born diseases such as hepatitis c can be contracted by using needles, these diseases can only be contracted by sharing needles with an infected person. If an uninfected person uses a needle repeatedly, but does not share it, they cannot contract diseases such as hepatitis c. Using the same needle repeatedly, though, can cause other problems such as infections from common skin bacteria due to the reused needle no longer being sterile.. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c in a non bleeding cut/scratch?

Can u get hep c in a non bleeding cut/scratch?

Depends: If it is anywhere but the genitalia, then it is highly unlikely if there's no blood. But if there is semen or vaginal fluid, then the risk increases significantly. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek, just found out from of family has it n worried bad?

Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek, just found out from of family has it n worried bad?

No risk, no worries: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only transmitted by blood contact. Without blood exposure, household members of persons with HCV are not at risk. Even sex, although often said to be risky, almost never transmits the virus except with traumatic anal sex. Kissing, hugging, and sharing bathrooms, kitchens, or eating utensils are entirely free of risk. So no worries! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Family practice: Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 percent effective. Hiv has no cure. You may take a combination of medications which can suppress it. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c from stepping on blood w/shoes? Virus still on shoes on car etc, can u get it that way? Even tho Shoes cleaned w/soap left cold outsde.

Can u get hep c from stepping on blood w/shoes? Virus still on shoes on car etc, can u get it that way? Even tho Shoes cleaned w/soap left cold outsde.

No.: hepatitis C is only transmitted through direct blood contact. Most of the time this is either from injections of illicit drugs or through blood transfusions. You can not get it from casual contact on shoes or hands. If you feel that you are concerned about hepatitis C, see your doctor for some simple tests. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from knocking used pad with dermatitis and non bleeding cuts on hand?

Can u get hep c or HIV from knocking used pad with dermatitis and non bleeding cuts on hand?

Not very likely: The transmission of the viruses related to those two does take a bit more of an exposure than a brush by contact- especially in th case of hiv. But to get peace of mind, one can get a screening test for both with a simple blood sample. Ask your local health source. ...Read more

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Can u get a "false"positive twice for hep c when getting your blood tested?

Can u get a "false"positive twice for hep c when getting your blood tested?

Probably not: Positive antibody to hep c does not mean active disease, a viral load should be ordered to confirm it, if hep c antibody is positive twice and negative viral load may mean that you were exposed to the virus but you get rid of it. ...Read more

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Dropped unused glove on floor then put it on if anything on floor could I get HIV or hep c?

Dropped unused glove on floor then put it on if anything on floor could I get HIV or hep c?

Bad hygiene: Hiv virus will not survive out side body fluids, hep c probably will survive longer time, can't penetrate intact skin, so unlikely to get those infections, that way, despite of being a bad practice of hygiene. ...Read more

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Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitis C: Yes. There are some humans who clear this viral infection on their own. There are some very successful medications being studied now.

Just remember that using all of the precautions you are taught where you work will protect you very much. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c from sex?

Can you get hep c from sex?

Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with other men are at higher risk. People who are young, have multiple partners, or have sores like herpes or syphilis are also at risk. Heterosexual couples who have been together a while are at low risk. ...Read more

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Can I get a tatoo if I have hep c?

Can I get a tatoo if I have hep c?

Yes.: But you should certainly notify the artist. Make sure you use a reputable and clean facility. Please make sure you are immunized against hep a and b. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c through unprotected sex?

Can you get hep c through unprotected sex?

Very unlikely: Hepatits C has been oversold as an STD. In fact, the only proved sexual transmission is between gay men with potentially traumatic anal sex practices. The frequency of hep C in the heterosexual partners of infected persons is exactly the same as in anyone else. To be maximally safe, use condoms if you have sex with a partner known to have hep C. Otherwise no worries about sexual transmission. ...Read more

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Why do only some people get medical treatment for hep c?

Several reasons: Every patient with hepatitis c infection does not need treatment. The decision on treatment depends on the viral load and the amount of liver damage as well as what strain of hepatitis c a person has. Often some patients cannot tolerate the treatment because of side effects. ...Read more

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Does hep c go away without treatment? How do you get tested?

Hepatitis C: Well Barbra, a very small number of people are lucky enough to clear the hepatitis virus on their own. Most do not. A simple antibody test will show if you have been exposed. Then your doctor needs to determine the virus genotype, viral load and if there are any liver complications like cirrhosis or elevated enzymes. Treatment has just gotten amazingly better with 1 pill a day for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Stage 4 cirrohsis and hep c. How long has he had it to get this bad?

Stage 4 cirrohsis and hep c. How long has he had it to get this bad?

Hard to guess: Disease progression rate is variable and individualized. It varies even within the individual. ...Read more

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Is it a standard procedure to get tested for hep c before your gull bladder is removed?

Is it a standard procedure to get tested for hep c before your gull bladder is removed?

Liver dx: Not mandatory but a good precaution. A diseased liver is particularly susceptible to the hemodynamic changes that accompany surgery. On the other hand, operative risk is probably not increased in the vast majority of patients with liver disease, including most of those with chronic hepatitis c, in whom liver function is preserved. Your blood is tested anyway if blood transfusions are anticipated. ...Read more

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Hep c posititive. Undtectable viral load for eleven years. Why not treat? Can I get sick later?

Hep c posititive. Undtectable viral load for eleven years. Why not treat? Can I get sick later?

Hepatitis C: If you have an undetectable viral load for that many years, continued surveillance monitoring is a reasonable strategy. The treatment for hepatitis c is not easy and doesn't need to be attempted for somebody who has no consequences of liver fibrosis or evidence of a viral load. The treatment is also very expensive, difficult to take, with has a success rate that is not very impressive. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from a scratch on a metal surface someone else with hep c was scratched by?

No risk: It takes more intense blood exposure than this to transmit the hepatitis C virus. You are at little or no risk if you do not share drug injection equipment with others, or other intensive blood exposure. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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If mygirlfriend has hep c and no insurance how can we get help for her treatments im scared that she will die if no help soon?

Medical school: If you are close to a major medical center they often have clinics staffed by residents supervised by experienced clinicians. Call and find out if this is available to you. ...Read more

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When someone loses insurance and is not working and is broke how does someone get help with hep c treatment, do I just die.......?

Hep c treatment: Seek a research center. Seek Hep C treatment center there. Likely they will have a research protocol that will not cost. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hep c from some vegetable thorn, like eggplant thorn (if somebody pricked before) when pricked and small blood come out?

Is it possible to get hep c from some vegetable thorn, like eggplant thorn (if somebody pricked before) when pricked and small blood come out?

Possible/doubtful: Yes it is theoretically possible to get hep c from an infected thorn, since the virus can spread through blood, secretions, IV drug abuse, sexually etc- the odds would be low but not impossible. ...Read more

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Can you pick up hep c or HIV from a pin prick? I teach sewing and often get pricked with sewing pins and I know my students prick themselves too.

Can you pick up hep c or HIV from a pin prick? I teach sewing and often get pricked with sewing pins and I know my students prick themselves too.

Probably not: Most people who get HIV or hepatitis from needle sticks are using syringes which have a hollow bore. The chance of contracting a disease from a solid bore needle like the ones used for sewing, especially being so small, is incredibly low and almost zero. I don't believe there have ever been any reported cases of this happening. ...Read more

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When should I get tested possible for HIV and hep c next week? Exposure was possible last tuesday it will be a week on this tuesday next tue will be2

HIV: Strongly recommend you see an expert on STDs and get yourself educated and tested appropriately. Both of these viruses can be tested for using PCR techniques which may be positive before the advent of antibodies which can also be tested for but which takes 10-14 days or more to develop. In addition to HIV and HepC you should be tested for several other STDs since it sounds as if you were exposed. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get cured from hep c & fatty liver disease combined?

Please tell me, could I get cured from hep c & fatty liver disease combined?

Probably not: There are new medications on the horizon for hepatitis c. If in addition you have common non-alcoholic fatty liver (and this isn't just the fat that tends to accumulate in hepatitis c), how about getting back into physical fitness like when you were a teen? You have nothing to lose and much to gain. ...Read more

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