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They tell you: Most often, the people need to be tested for std's and then it is really there moral and ethical obligation to tell you they have an std if you are a sexual partner of theirs. Simple clues of course could be lesions on the genitals, a foul smelling discharge, etc. But you would only suspect it, and then should avoid sex until you know what your getting yourself into. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Real: From my reading, most couples in which one partner is infected and the other is not do not transmit the infection. ...Read more
Should patients with hepatitis C change their sexual practices if they have only long-term steady sex partner?
Can hepatitis C be transmitted by a carrier's saliva, or is it only transmitted by blood or sexual contact?
Only by blood: Hepatitis c is usually transmitted by blood, including using an infected person's toothbrush or razor, or getting a tatoo using non-sterile instruments. Trans-nasal trassmission is also possible. Sexual transmission is controversial; possibly limited to rape or violent sexual acts where bleeding is encountered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?Had RNA test with lower limit of 15IU/ml, negative, never did drugs only sex w/multiple partners.
Not impossible, but: It is not likely. It is, however highly contagious by acts that expose a person to contact with contaminated blood. Here's a cdc link on this very important topic. Thank you for asking. Good luck. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm. ...Read more
Yes/No: Hepatits c is only passed by blood. So, one should not share razors or toothbrushes in the household if they have hepatitis c. One should probably also retain from sexual intercourse during their menses. Otherwise, someone with hepatitis c should not be able to spread it within his/her empty household. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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