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Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

Common ways of hepatitis C transmission?

3 common ways: There are several ways to transmit. Blood transfusion and needle sharing are the 2 far most common. It can be transmitted by rough sex...But is much more difficult. Mothers may also transmit it to newborns during the birthing process. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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Can semen be a way of transmission of HIV and hepatitis?

Can semen be a way of transmission of HIV and hepatitis?

Yes.: Male ejaculate (semen) can carry viral infections such as HIV and viral hepatitis. Always using a latex condom and a spermicidal / viracidal lubricant can help to diminish the chance of acquiring a viral sexually transmitted disease. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Had a pin prick at the tailor while she was fitting my dress, any risk of hepatitis C transmission ?

Had a pin prick at the tailor while she was fitting my dress, any risk of hepatitis C transmission ?

No: Sharp object cannot transmit disease unless there are fresh germs on such sharp objects from pricking an infected person just prior to pricking an uninfected person. Even if that happens, there would have to be deep enough wounds on both people, and would have to be a high enough number of infectious germs on the sharp object to transmit a disease. That means no, it doesn't happen that way. ...Read more

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In order to get hepatitis g does the infected persons blood have to come in contact with uninfected person blood? Is there other ways of transmission?

In order to get hepatitis g does the infected persons blood have to come in contact with uninfected person blood? Is there other ways of transmission?

Yes, unknown: Transfused blood containing hgv has caused some cases of hepatitis. Patients with hemophilia and other bleeding conditions who require large amounts of blood or blood products are at risk of hepatitis g. Hgv has been identified in between 1-2% of blood donors in the United States. At risk are patients with kidney disease who have blood exchange by hemodialysis. Sexual transmission may also occur. ...Read more

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Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier father .. what are chances for transmission to wife and baby ?

Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier father .. what are chances for transmission to wife and baby ?

Hepatitis b transmit: The likelihood of becoming infected with HBV grows with the number of sexual partners a person has. Thus, promiscuous individuals are more likely to get HBV. Although I couldn't find an exact number for HBV, only approximately 2% of long-term, monogamous, sexual partners of HCV-infected people also test positive for HCV. HBV is probably similar. ...Read more

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How long would it take from the time of transmission for the detection of hepatitus c in testing?

How long would it take from the time of transmission for the detection of hepatitus c in testing?

Antibody testing: It can be as soon as six weeks but it can also be up to 24 weeks. There are newer ways to test for the virus and not the antibody if there is reason to worry. Any good up to date physician will know what this means. ...Read more

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Whar is hepatitis?

Inflamation of liver: Hepatitis or liver inflamation has many causes. The most common are alcoholic hepatitis, viral hepatitis caused by hepatitis a, b, or c virus and drug induced hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis?

What is hepatitis?

Liver inflammation: Usually when people talk about hepatitis, they mean one of the infections in the liver, but it can mean inflammation from other causes as well (e.g.Alcohol). Hepatitis a is the kind you get from contaminated food. It causes an acute illness that can last weeks. Hepatitis b and c are from contaminated blood (in the same way as hiv/aids). Both, but especially c can cause chronic liver problems. ...Read more

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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