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Can You Get Hep C By Scratching Infected Person
How do you get tested for HIV and hep c? Is this through blood work only or can u have it done with a pap test?
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
Can hep c live outside of blood? If an infected person bleeds can hep c latch onto objects? Or if I wash up the blood can hep c still be present? You get my rift
My sister is hep c postive genotype 1 can you get two strands of hep c? After she was infected, she shared needles with someone who also has hep c.
Yes: People can get multiple strains of hepatitis c, although usually we only detect one to two different genotypes at a time. It is unclear whether multiple strains have any impact on liver disease, but treatment is driven by the hardest to treat genotype in the mix. So if someone had a mix of genotypes 1 and 2 they would be treated as a 1. Lots of other reasons not to share needles like hiv. ...Read more
A)Can I get Hep C if I sat on a toilet used by someone infected. (I'm female) B)If I drank from a pre-washed glass at her house but I had a cold sore.
Is it possible to get hep C or HIV if you have cracked/chapped skin which gets exposed to someone's saliva who may be infected with these viruses?
Yes: Your skin is an incredible "force field" to the environment. Unfortunately, any break or crack in the skin may be a possible route of infection. This is why it is very important to treat dry, cracked skin. ...Read more
Is it possible to become infected from working drawing blood I mean I only see like 15 patients a day and population of hep c in the usa is 1.8%?
Of course it is, if.: You get stuck with a contaminated needle. ...Read more
My friend was infected with hep c by his wife, he took meds now cured, can his wife reinfect him with the same hep c? his doctor said no, I don't agre
I step on some dried blood. If I was to walk in my house on the carpet is the any chance of tranmitting HIV or hep c if the blood was infected?
My pal moved into new apt and there was dried blood on the sill. She wiped it up with a wet paper towel only- is it still infected/hep c/virus?
No: Not considered significant exposure by the way you describe the findings ...Read more
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
Not likely: Transmission occurs 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). Also sharing razors, being incarcerated. See a liver doc for treatment as the cure rate is > 95% ...Read more
Can you get hepatitis C from a scratch on a metal surface someone else with hep c was scratched by?
Can I get hep c or HIV from touching urine bottle don't know if any urine on it with scratches and dermatitis as glove broke?
Hepatitis C in urine: While hepatitis c can be found in urine specimens, transmission by this route hasn't been reported. Most occurred via blood (before testing available) sharing needles, needle sticks & rarely via sex. Hcv is less transmissible than hepatitis b but more-so than hiv. That is not to say that hcv can't be transmitted via urine or saliva & that care should be used when dealing with all body fluids. ...Read more
I said earlier I got feaces and urine on arm there isa cut on arm that hasn't bled at all webster pack scratched me can hep c get through that?
Hepatitis C Risks: Nope. Not at all. Urine is sterile. It does not contain infection for any infectious disease. You do not have a direct blood to blood scenario and stool is not blood. You cannot get hepatitis c this way. Please read science and not myths about this significant infectious disease. The facts are unchanged and are well known. ...Read more
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
I work as a cna, one of my residents has hep c and she scratched me I didn't bleed but it still broke the skin could I catch it like that?
Unlikely but...: You should still report it and be evaluated by occupational health just for your own protection. ...Read more
I knocked dry blood on a piece of someone who has hep c I have old scratches on my hands and arms that are no llonger bleeding but have puss. Hep c?
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
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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