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Can You Get Hepatitis C From 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
No: It does not transmit by kissing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herpes can be: Herpes is highly transmissible. If someone has a cold sore (herpes simplex type 1 usually) and they kiss someone, this infection can be transmitted. Hepatitis c virus cannot be transmitted by kissing. It is not even transmitted via heterosexual intercourse in most circumstances. Small amounts of blood transmit hcv. ...Read more
Absolutely: Casual contact like hugging, kissing, and sharing dishes will not transmit hepatitis c. Nursing a baby won't. Heterosexual sex with a monogamous long term partner is very unlikely to transmit hepatitis c. However, do not share anything that might have even tiny amounts of blood on it like toothbrushes, razors, nail or hair clippers. ...Read more
My girlfriend is so hot and fine that I wanna kiss her, but she has hepatitis c. Can I be infected?
After the kiss?: It is not a good idea to have an exchange of body fluids. A simple kiss may or may not be harmful, but are you sure you can stop at a simple kiss? ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Theoretically if you draw blood, you could. But this is very unlikely. ...Read more
Can you get hepatitis C from a scratch on a metal surface someone else with hep c was scratched by?
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
Blood borne disease: 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. A simple blood test can confirm if you have hep c ...Read more
For transmission from one person to another you have to have exposure to the virus for that to happen #1 during the biting you would have to cause bleeding #2 blood would have to make contact with you
#3 that blood would have to have virus
would want to know more specifics about the bite and exposure. ...Read more
What to do about hepatitis C question!! can you get hepatitis C from someone who just found out they got it?
Yes you can:
If they just found out, it doesn't mean they just got it.
what to do? Treat it! Talk to your doctor ...Read more
Can you get hepatitis c/hiv from sharing mascara? Opened a box of mascara from store that may have been opened and used previously, but brought back.
Not likely: These are transmitted through intimate contact, shared needles, exposure to blood. ...Read more
Can you get cancer from tattoo? & aside from that, what makes you get hepatitis C from tattooing?
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may use the same needle used on a hepc positive person, thus can transmit the hepc to you. So, if the needle is sanitized or using a clean/new needle, you won't get hepc from tattooing. So, get tattoo at a clean place! Good luck. ...Read more
Can you get hepatitis C from your mother? Even if you had all the vacs for it? Could it cause inflamation of the CNS or peripherl neuropathy?
No vaccines for HepC: There are no vaccines available to prevent hepatitis c. There are vaccines to prevent hepa and hepb, so one should get those vaccines from her doctor. One can catch hepc through contact with the blood of another person who just developed hepc or is a carrier of hepc, even if that hepc-infected person happen's to be one's mother. ...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
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
Hepatitis C: No risk at all. Your skin is a very good barrier and in most cases one would not be kissing someone who is actively bleeding, correct? ...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