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How can HCV affect my sex life?

How can HCV affect my sex life?

Some...: Although not 100% it is possible to spread hcv sexually. Partners should be aware of the risk, and both people should be vaccinated against hbv. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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Can HCV be spread by oral sex?

Can HCV be spread by oral sex?

No: Hcv is not easily transmitted sexually, and when it is, it's not through oral sex. We're seeing some sexual transmission among gay men, usually as a result of rough receptive anal sex where there may be abrasions and blood contact. It's uncommon among heterosexuals, and i've never heard of oral transmission. ...Read more

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6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna

6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna

No need, no risk: If your doctor thought you were at risk and might have HCV, I'm sure she would have done an RNA test. And it sounds like you're not at risk. Contrarly to popular beliefs and some online claims, HCV is not a proved STD except by traumatic (bloody) anal practices in gay men. Frequency of infection is no higher in heterosexual partners of people with HCV, and no higher if 100 vs 3 lifetime partners. ...Read more

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What is hcv?

What is hcv?

HEPATITIS C VIRUS: Hepatitis c virus - viral infection causing hepatitis. All babyboomers should be screened ! ...Read more

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How is HCV spread?

How is HCV spread?

Bodily Fluids: Like other blood borne diseases, it can be spread during exchange of bodily fluids this commonly includes IV drug use, sexual encounters, improper tattoos, during birth of a child and previously with blood transfusions. ...Read more

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How is HCV transmitted?

How is HCV transmitted?

Sexual contact,blood: Since hepatitis c (hcv) is 'blood borne' it is transmitted by sexual contact with a person infected with hepatitis c or sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes. Other ways: sharing needles (iv drug use), needlestick injuries in health care settings and infants can be born to hcv+ mothers. Tattoos (unsterile) possible too. ...Read more

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Is HCV is cureable completely?

Is HCV is cureable completely?

Virus can be cured: Hepatitis c infection can be cured with antiviral treatment, unlike HIV or hepatitis b. However, if the person has had a lot of scarring of the liver, that might or might not improve, depending on how severe the damage is. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hcv?

Usually none: Often found as incidental abnormalities on liver chemistry tests, leads to hep testing. Can have no symptoms, fatigue, aches/pains, anemia, jaundice, weight loss, fluid/weight gain, abdominal swelling, easy bruising, other symptoms of liver disease, personality changes, abnormal mental status, etc. ...Read more

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