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Can I Get Hepatitis C In A Bathroom
No: It does not transmit by kissing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Bed sheets washed in apartment complex laundry facility. Can I get hepatitis C from masturbating/humping my pillowcase? Scared of micro-tears. Female.
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
Can I get hepatitis c from a small cut During pedicure? I don't know how well they wash their instruments, thank you
Yes: If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible. ...Read more
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
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?
Highly unlikely: Theoretically if you draw blood, you could. But this is very unlikely. ...Read more
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
Can you get hepatitis C from a scratch on a metal surface someone else with hep c was scratched by?
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
Hi, im wondering if you get checked for hepatitis b and it's clear does that mean you don't have hepatitis c? or do you need a seperate test? Kind Reg
No: They are 2 separate viruses. You would need to get a Hepatitis C antibody level. ...Read more
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