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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 learned that my boyfriend has hep C. We had unprotected sex while I on my period. I know it's not an STD but What is the chance of it being passed?

I learned that my boyfriend has hep C. We had unprotected sex while I on my period. I know it's not an STD but What is the chance of it being passed?

Hep C can be an STD: The most common way Hepatitis C is spread is by sharing needles with someone who has hepatitis C. But you can also get it by having sex with someone who has it. You are at some risk of acquiring this infection anytime you have sex with someone who has hepatitis C. This risk can be lowered (but not to zero) by wearing condoms. Other methods of contraception offer little protection. Best wishes ...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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How accurate is 12 weeks negative stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

How accurate is 12 weeks negative  stds blood test after exposure with unknown status men? HIV Elisa, rpr, hbsag, hcv, herpes.. Can I stop worrying

No more exposures?: If a woman is a worrier, she will worry until she stops exposing herself. So, at this time she can stop worrying and stop exposing herself. If she decides to expose herself again, she will worry again. It's a choice to expose or not to expose; thus, the worrying is her own consequence within her control. ...Read more

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Can leeches transmit hepatitis b, c or any other std?

Can leeches transmit hepatitis b, c or any other std?

Largely rare.: The success of both viruses and bacteria to perpetuate themselves are highly connected to relations with the hosts they infect. These issues vary widely with the host. Organisms do readily survive in hosts for which they are not adapted. If human blood from one leach were directly transmitted to another human, then possible, but likely rare. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/leech ; search google. ...Read more

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How much time I have to wait to get tested after a possible exposure for the following stds. Syphilis,hepatitis b and c?

How much time I have to wait to get tested after a possible exposure for the following stds. Syphilis,hepatitis b and c?

6 weeks: It takes 6 weeks for syphilis and hepatitis B blood tests to become positive. Hep C 6-8 weeks. But contrary to popular opinion, it isn't an STD. The frequency of hep C is not elevated in the sex partners of infected persons after other risk factors, like injection drug use, are taken into account. The only proved sexual transmission is in gay men who participate in traumatic anal sex practices. ...Read more

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Ex cheated on me in june. Got tested for stds in July. Found out the girl has hepatitis and herpes. How long does it take to show up? I'm freaking out

Ex cheated on me in june. Got tested for stds in July. Found out the girl has hepatitis and herpes. How long does it take to show up? I'm freaking out

No need to freak-out: STDs, including herpes and hepatitis B, are transmitted ineffiiciently; that is, most sex with infected people doesn't transmit. Your ex partner should be professionally examined and tested for these and other STDs. If he isn't infected, you couldn't have caught anything. New herpes or hep B often asymptomatic. If symptoms, usual onset 3-10 days for herpes, 4-12 wk for hep B. No risk for hep C. ...Read more

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Could I have the STD hepatitis b from dry humping with my clothes off?

Could I have the STD hepatitis b from dry humping with my clothes off?

If truly *dry* then: no. HBV is transmitted via blood and other body fluids - but if there was no ejaculation and no other fluid contact, then chances are that no. please do play it safe though in the future. ...Read more

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Can HIV be cured because i think so because i found out that hepatitis b which is a viral STD can be cured which HIV is also viral . ?

Can HIV be cured because i think so because i found out that hepatitis b which is a viral STD can be cured which HIV is also viral . ?

No cure for HIV: Most viruses are cured by the immune system, and a few can be cured with drugs. Hepatitis B is one of these; in most people the immune system clears it up and drug treatment often is effective as well. Unfortunately, HIV is not such a virus. It can be suppressed with treatment, and most people now can expect to live nearly normal lives. There is hope for a cure someday, but not yet. ...Read more

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Could I have hiv, hepatitis (a/b/c), or any other STD through my hands by touching an inanimate object?

Could I have hiv, hepatitis (a/b/c), or any other STD through my hands by touching an inanimate object?

Low likelyhood: It is not very clear regarding what kind of inanimate object and how long it has been lost. Hepatitis a still a possibility, hiv/hepatitisb/c has lower likelyhood. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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