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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more


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Can I get hepatitis C via sperm?

Can I get hepatitis C via sperm?

Yes: Hepatitis c is a virus and can be transmitted via body fluids such as blood, sperm, and possibly through saliva. ...Read more

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How could I get hepatitis C geno type 1a was because of my blood transfussion in 2000.?

How could I get hepatitis C geno type 1a was because of my blood transfussion in 2000.?

Probably not: Transmitted in high risk situations. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), or using nasal drugs, accidental needle stick in a healthcare worker, reused needles/medical equipment without sterilizing, sexually, tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c). Other risk factors are sharing razors, being incarcerated. After 1992, blood is screened for hep C. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C from air gun vaccinations?

Can I get hepatitis C from air gun vaccinations?

Depends on device: Past jet injectors or air gun injectors used in vaccinations were able to transmit very tiny amounts of material (such as blood) from one person to another, and so were able to transmit hepatitis viruses. Current jet injection devices, if approved by the fda, are supposed to prevent cross-contamination among patients (most likely by using disposable single-dose vaccines). ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis c from a small cut During pedicure? I don't know how well they wash their instruments, thank you

Can I get hepatitis c from a small cut During pedicure? I don't know how well they wash their instruments, thank you

Probably low: While hepatitis C can be highly infectious, unless there is visible blood on the instrument, the risk of infection is probably very low but can not be sure it's nonexistent. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Yes: If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C through blood transfusions in the us?

Can I get hepatitis C through blood transfusions in the us?

Extremely unlikely: Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.6 million.
However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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If I killed a mosquito on a cut on my arm and its blood went in the wound, could I get hepatitis C or hiv?

If I killed a mosquito on a cut on my arm and its blood went in the wound, could I get hepatitis C or hiv?

Mosquitos & Disease: Absolutely not. This has been proven over and over and over to the point you do not need to doubt it at all. You cannot get either HIV or hepatitis c from a mosquito. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Back to school: If your blood gas hepatitis c in it then you gave been infected with hepatitis c and "have it"!

if you do not have a hepatitis c it is not in your blood! ...Read more

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Where can I get tested for hepatitis C and aids?

Where can I get tested for hepatitis C and aids?

Any doc or clinic: Any doc, or clinic can either draw the blood for the test, or give you a prescription to take to a lab that can do the test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get reinfected with hepatitis c?

Yes: About 25% of people with hepatitis c will spontaneously clear the infection (cure themselves). But, if they are exposed again, they can develop chronic infection the next time. And people can get multiple genotypes. It is important to avoid re-exposure if you have hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Should a person with hepatitis C get married have kids?

Should a person with hepatitis C get married have kids?

Depends on situation: Marriage & child rearing is a complex issue that is fine for some & probably not for others. The fact that a person has had hep c in the past should not exclude a person from the process. The transmission rate from mother to child runs about 5%. There are risks with any pregnancy for some unexpected outcome, for this issue you can at least be aware of the possibility. ...Read more

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How common is it for people to get hepatitis C if they already have herpes?

Slightly increased: Hepatitis c is only rarely transmitted via sexual contact. But, sores such as herpes or syphilis can increase the transmission. Condoms might help protect against transmission. If you are concerned it is important to be tested. ...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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Is it possible that a person get infected with hepatitis C when a person scratches the infected persons?

Is it possible that a person get infected with hepatitis C when a person scratches the infected persons?

Probably not: Hepatitis c is only transmitted when small amounts of blood from one person get inside someone else. Presumably, if you accidentally scratched someone, even if they bled, it would have only gotten on your skin and not inside. If someone with hcv has a sore that bleeds, they need to cover it and make sure they avoid contact with others. ...Read more

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