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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis C Vs Herpes

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How common is it for people to get hepatitis C if they already have herpes?

Slightly increased: Hepatitis c is only rarely transmitted via sexual contact. But, sores such as herpes or syphilis can increase the transmission. Condoms might help protect against transmission. If you are concerned it is important to be tested. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Will getting herpes while already having hep c potentially make the hepatitis worse?

No: If you already have hepatitis c infection, herpes outbreaks will likely not be more frequent or last longer. And, there is no evidence that herpes makes the scarring with hepatitis c worse. Each should be evaluated on their own. ...Read more

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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Yes: Yes there are medications available to cure it. They are not 100%, but newer meds are becoming available, with very high success rates ...Read more

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What to do if I have hepatitis c?

Testing first: OK. Firstly there's a couple things we need to know. There are several genotypes to hepatitis C...we need to know which you have. Second check a viral load. Third, liver function tests, AFP, CEA and GGT. A Hep C Fibrosure will indicate if there is liver fibrosis. There is a new med just out called Harvoni. Before this. Treatment was with interferon and ribaviron. ...Read more

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How could a person get hepatitis c?

How could a person get hepatitis c?

HCV: Is usually spread from contaminated or shared needles. It is less likely to spread sexually or from infected mother to neonate than hbv. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

Hepatologist: I recommend that an experienced gastroenterologist or hepatologist evaluate, treat and follow you carefully. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Yes: Yes, the treatment for hepatitis c is now very effective, often leading to complete cure. However, it can be difficult. Easier treatments are coming soon. Whether you can afford to wait for them or not depends mostly on the results of your liver biopsy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

None: No symptoms until far advanced, meaning the liver becomes cirrhotic. Sometimes acute infection can cause "jaundice", or your eyes to become yellow. ...Read more

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Can I give my toddler hepatitis c?

Can I give my toddler hepatitis c?

Improbable: Hepatitis c is transmitted via blood and other body secretions. Hepatitis a is the type that is spread thru fecal/oral/contact. ...Read more

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What are early signs of hepatitis c?

Depends: After someone is exposed to hcv, most people have no symptoms. It is called a "silent epidemic" because people can live 20 - 40 years with no symptoms, or maybe just feeling tired, while the hcv is causing liver damage. Since many people were infected in the 1960-1980's, they have already experienced damage. This is why everyone born between 1945-1965 should be tested. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C contagious upon contact?

Blood borne: Hep c is usually transmitted through blood and body fluid exchange, including sex. It is not transmitted through casual contact like shaking hands. ...Read more

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What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

Several new meds: There's a lot of excitement surrounding several new medications for hep c genotype i. The most exciting is solvaldi (sobosbuvir) in combination with ledipasvir. Its not yet fda approved but we anticipate it being marketed within the next 12 months. Its a once daily tablet. The cure rate is 90% plus. This is an interferon free regimen. This will revolutionize the treatment for hep c. ...Read more

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How long hepatitis C survive on surfaces?

Doesn't matter: Nobody ever catches the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by contact in the environment -- i.e. no risk from contact with infected surfaces, towels, doorknobs, or anything esle. So it doesn't matter how long the virus can survive on these things. The household contacts of people with hep C never catch it themselves if they don't share drug injection equipment or otherwise have major exposures to blood. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Back to school: If your blood gas hepatitis c in it then you gave been infected with hepatitis c and "have it"! if you do not have a hepatitis c it is not in your blood! ...Read more

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False positive hepatitis C test, what to do?

Confirmatory test: You need to get the confirmatory test for hepatitis c. Recommendations are to check the hepatitis c riba test. You can also get a hepatitis c viral load. ...Read more

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