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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

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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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How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?

How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by exposure to blood containing the hepatitis C virus: Transmission rarely occurs from exposure to other infected body fluids, such as semen. If you're in a long-term, monogamous relationship with a partner who has hepatitis C, your risk of contracting hepatitis C is thought to be low, unless you also have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For these monogamous couples, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn't recommend routine condom use to prevent transmission. But couples should avoid sharing razors, toothbrushes and nail clippers or having intercourse during menstruation. Your risk of contracting hepatitis C increases significantly if you have HIV. The risk of transmission is higher if you have multiple short-term sexual relationships with partners who have hepatitis C. Under these circumstances, the CDC recommends routine condom use to reduce your risk of transmission. If you're concerned about hepatitis C, talk to your doctor. Hepatitis C can be diagnosed by a blood test. Treatment may include medications to help clear the virus from the bloodstream and ultimately cure you of hepatitis C. ...Read more

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Odds of hep c and Hiv transmission with condom use ?

Odds of hep c and Hiv transmission with condom use ?

No risk: HIV is virtually 100% prevented by correct and consistent condom use for vaginal or anal sex. Contrary to popular beliefs, hepatitis C isn't sexually transmitted at all, except in gay men through traumatic (potentially bloody) rectal sexual practices. Heterosexual partners of persons with HCV are at no increased risk at all. Thus, little or no risk even without condoms, zero risk with them. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Yes: Co infection with hepatitis b or hepatitis c ( that is having HIV and either of the above) is documented to generally result in further progression of both diseases. Therefore, patients with either illnesses must be screened to rule out co infection... Treatment is encouraged for both viral illnesses. New treatments are available for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

Droplet spread: Usuaully bacteria is spread by droplets in the air. Coughing sneezing etc can make it spread and usually it happens in crowded places or being in contact with a known person who has it. It usually enters the body through the lungs and from there can go to any organ including the vagina. ...Read more

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Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

HIV infectivity: Overall, the risk of transmission of hepatitis b in the per vaccine era was about 30%. Risk of acquiring HIV via needle is more like 0.3 %. ...Read more

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What's the chance of HIV transmission from using mouthwash?

What's the chance of HIV transmission from using mouthwash?

HIV is Hard to Get: There is no chance of getting HIV by using mouthwash. Hiv is transmitted by direct exposure from semen to blood or blood to blood among humans. It does not live in air or fluids such as water or mouthwash. ...Read more

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What amount chance is there of catching hepatitis C through sex?

What amount chance is there of catching hepatitis C through sex?

Small: Usually less than 1%. The chances of sexual transmission increase if there is any trauma that leads to bleeding of the vagina or penis. ...Read more

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HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

No: Kissing does not transmit HIV or Hep c unless blood from the infected person enters a break in the skin or mucous membranes of the uninflected person. ...Read more

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Will the hepatitis a vaccine protect someone from other forms of hepatitis?

Will the hepatitis a vaccine protect someone from other forms of hepatitis?

No: The hepatitis a vaccine is given as a series of 2 injections over 6 months. Once it is given, a lab test can be performed to establish if it was successful. Once the blood test shows the presence of hepatitis a antibody in your blood you are immune from contracting hepatitis a only. There is also a vaccine available for hepatitis b but there is no vaccine available for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Risk of HIV from receiving cunnilingus?

Risk of HIV from receiving cunnilingus?

Minimal: but possible HIV virus is usually found in blood and sexual fluids. Low worldwide incidence varies ...Read more

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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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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting hepatitis C from a kiss?

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What is the likelihood of contracting hepatitis C from a kiss?

Very unlikely: The most common risk factors for acquiring hepatitis c infection are injection drug use and having multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the other ways to prevent transmission of herpes virus type2 aside from abstinence and condom?

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What are the other ways to prevent transmission of herpes virus type2 aside from abstinence and condom?

Not 100%: If you have frequent outbreaks, suppressive medication can be used to reduce the risk of transmission; however, since the risk reduction is not 100%, it is hard to make this recommendation. ...Read more

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