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Can I transmit hepatitis C by having sex?

Can I transmit hepatitis C by having sex?

Yes: One can catch hepatitis c when having sex with somebody infected with hepc. Transmission of the virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon. One can discuss with his/her doctor what precautions can be taken. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Also by blood: Hepatitis c is spread through blood and sexual contact. The practice of sharing needles common to drug users is also a method of spreading hepatitis c. ...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 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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DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

DRS, i have chronic hepatitis b  since 5 years. can i infect someone by lip kissing or sexual intercourse ?

Yes: Hepatitis B infections are present throughout the world, but are more common in certain population groups. As many people travel worldwide, it is so important that every person gets vaccinated against Hep B. That means every person, with rare exceptions. The key is getting to know one's friend well enough to talk about these things before kissing (avoids transmitting Hep B and then apologizing). ...Read more

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I am gay and had sex with a man who doesn't hv hep b & c. Will i get hep b & c by having sex with a man who does not hv hep b & c and is not infected?

I am gay and had sex with a man who doesn't hv hep b & c. Will i get hep b & c by having sex with a man who does not hv hep b & c and is not infected?

No: If your partner is not infected, you cannot contract the indicated hepatic viruses. Having said that, i would behave as if all partners have these or other pathogens, i.e. Hiv. Protected sex (using a condom) is the smart thing to do. ...Read more

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I am gay and had sex with a man who doesn't hv hep b & c or other std. Will i get hep b & c by having sex with a man who does not hv hep b & c?

I am gay and had sex with a man who doesn't hv hep b & c or other std. Will i get hep b & c by having sex with a man who does not hv hep b & c?

Slight chance.: Hepatitis b/c or now known as hepatitis c is weakly transmitted sexually. It is mostly a blood transmission disease, meaning you need to have direct contact with infected blood. So, blood transfusions, IV drug users sharing needles, needle sticks, and open wounds give higher rates of transmission. It has been known to be transmitted sexually, but weakly. ...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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Can i get hepatitis from Kissing a partner who is infected with Hepatitis?

Can i get hepatitis from Kissing a partner who is infected with Hepatitis?

Details. Details.: That depends on which type of hepatitis, whether one is talking about "getting in contact with a virus" or about "getting the actual disease", which part of the body is being kissed, the conditions of the kisser's part of the body and of the kissee's part of the body, the immune status of the kisser, etc... There are many kinds of hepatitis and many kinds of kissing. ...Read more

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Why hep c can't be transmitted through saliva while hep b can ?

Why hep c can't be transmitted through saliva while hep b can ?

That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast," as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more

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Can i get HIV by having oral sex?

Can i get HIV by  having oral sex?

Yes: Oral sex involves giving or receiving oral stimulation (i.e., sucking or licking) to the penis (fellatio), the vagina (cunnilingus), or the anus (anilingus). Hiv can be transmitted during any of these activities, but the risk is much less than that from anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

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Why is it low risk to get infected with HIV by having unprotected oral sex?

Why is it low risk to get infected with HIV by having unprotected oral sex?

See details: Oral sex is less risky because it does not provide a direct entry into the bloodstream. However, the risk is not zero and it is estimated that 3% of HIV cases are due to oral sex. Any cuts, lesions or even bleeding gums provide an entry of the virus into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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I was vaccinated with hepaB vaccine, and my partner was infected by hepa B virus..am i protected to have sex with him even without protection?

I was vaccinated with hepaB vaccine, and my partner was infected by hepa B virus..am i protected to have sex with him even without protection?

Hep B: If you received the 3 doses, it is still important to check that your are immune. Few percentage of patients fail to develop immunity after vaccination. If not immune CDC recommends another round of vaccination. ...Read more

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If aids is transmitted through blood, how can one get it by having sex?

If aids is transmitted through blood, how can one get it by having sex?

See below: Hiv can be transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal secretions, or breast milk. Therefore it can be transmitted sexually, via blood , or from mom to infant. ...Read more

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