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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

Dr. Jay Park
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Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...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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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 you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis b and c from public bathrooms?

Can you get hepatitis b and c from public bathrooms?

No: If you are having unprotected sex or using injection drugs with shared equipment in public bathrooms (or anywhere else) you will be at risk for getting hepatitis b or c. Just using public facilities will not transmit either virus. ...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 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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Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Nope: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only known to be transmitted by direct blood contact. Even intercourse doesn't do it, even though hep C is often mischaracterized as an STD. (The frequency of HCV is no higher in the sex partners of infected people, if they don't also share drug injection equipment or otherwise have blood exposure.) There is no known risk via saliva or kissing. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from snorting drugs?

Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more

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Can u get HIV from oral sex?

Can u get HIV from oral sex?

Oral Sex and HIV: It all depends. If you are giving oral sex on an infected male not on meds then yes, absolutely. If you are performing oral sex on the external genitalia of a female no. If someone is performing oral sex on you, then also no. Saliva does not transmit hiv. ...Read more

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Can I get hep c from getting a tattoo?

Can I get hep c from getting a tattoo?

Yes: Yes. If you are going to get a tattoo, not only should you purchase your own sterile needle, but you should also take your own fresh ink. ...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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How do you catch hep c from others?

Mostly drugs: Usually by sharing needles or syringes with them during drug use. It can be transmitted sexually, but not easily. It's often through "rough sex, " where there may be some tears, perforations, or blood exposure. ...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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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 u contracct hep c from sharing a straw?

HEPATITIS C: Usually transmitted by blood transfusion, sex, among alcoholics, drug addicts and probably not by sipping straw. ...Read more

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


Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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