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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis C Std

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Is hepatitis C an std?

Is hepatitis C an std?

Is a "possible" STD: One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex. Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon, so hepc is usually not called an std. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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My daughter was chewing my moms toothbrush. I don't think my mom has anything, but can she get hiv, hepatitis c, or STDs from chewing on it? I'm worry

My daughter was chewing my moms toothbrush. I don't think my mom has anything, but can she get hiv, hepatitis c, or STDs from chewing on it? I'm worry

Should be OK: Theoretically yes, but I have not read any research or case histories of it happening. I recommend a poliite conversation with your mother about her health to ease your mind. ...Read more

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Can toilet water transfer hiv, hepatitis c, or any other stds?

Can toilet water transfer hiv, hepatitis c, or any other stds?

Toilet seats & water: Nope. There is absolutely no risk for the common stds and no risk for hep a, b, or c and hiv. All of these infections require a more significant exposure with living tissue, blood or semen... There are some variances on how contagious each of them are. You may do well to learn how many stds there are and how they can be prevented. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan fisher said except hepatitis b & c all std's are curable.Is it true?I've heard syphillis, gonorrhea, HIV can't be cured.They are only treatable.

Dr. Dan fisher said except hepatitis b & c all std's are curable.Is it true?I've heard syphillis, gonorrhea, HIV can't be cured.They are only treatable.

Most, not yet HIV: Syphilis is curable with antibiotics if diagnosed early, i.e. Primary or 2ndary. Tertiary syphilis with neurologic deficits can never be cured, only stabilized & germs eliminated. Similar for gonorrhea, must be treated promptly to eliminate bacteria, complications of of urethral strictures in men can be cured. Infertility in both sexes frequently incurable. Hiv can be stabilized by meds, not cured. ...Read more

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I had got tested for stds and for hiv and hepatitis c and I was only positive for gnorenna and I really need the medicine for it?

I had got tested for stds and for hiv and hepatitis c and I was only positive for gnorenna and I really need the medicine for it?

So whats the ???: The public Healthtap site is an information center for health related questions. You state you have been evaluated in some way and know you need treatment for gonorrhea. At this point, your question is not clear. We do not offer treatment through the public site. Find a local clinic and seek treatment before the germ does significant harm. ...Read more

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I've eaten food from an STD or Hepatitis C Infected person, am i at any risk? The food has been cooked, putted in a freezer and reheated.

I've eaten food from an STD or Hepatitis C Infected person, am i at any risk? The food has been cooked, putted in a freezer and reheated.

Unlikely: STD diseases are either blood borne or on genitalia ,Well cooked food is not carrying any infection as all bacteria ,virus and parasites get killed during cooking at high temperature .If still worried get checked up by your doctor . ...Read more

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Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut ?

Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut ?

Highly unlikely.: Everyone uses public toilets throughout their lives, and people are generally less than sanitary in their usage. If diseases were easily communicable in this way, we would all be in trouble. Cut or not, the best thing for you to do is wash your hands thoroughly after each toilet use, and you will be fine. Unprotected sex is a good way to get both of these, however. Use condoms. ...Read more

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I had n STD test n i think lady used a contaminated gauze with other blood after taking my blood.n putting bandaid on me. am i at risk for hcv/hiv?

I had n STD test n i think lady used a contaminated gauze with other blood  after taking my blood.n putting bandaid on me. am i at risk for hcv/hiv?

Of course no risk: Nobody in the world ever caught HIV or other blood borne infections from this sort of event. No risk even if the gauze was contaminated. And you can be certain it wasn't; there is no way she would have used the same gauze on two patients. ...Read more

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I do not understand my STD lab test results. The reading for HSV 1 is 0.17 & for HSV 2 is 0.34. HCV ratio is 0.02. Am I positive for these diseases???

I do not understand my STD lab test results. The reading for HSV 1 is 0.17 & for HSV 2 is 0.34. HCV ratio is 0.02. Am I positive for these diseases???

Look at refernce rng: Those do not sound positive to me. You have to look at the reference range for the lab. It should be listed to the right of your results if it is a standard lab report. Don't panic. Talk to your doctor if they ordered the tests for you. If you went to a direct-to-consumer lab, then ask them for the reference ranges if they are not on the results report. ...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


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more