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How is HCV spread?

How is HCV spread?

Bodily Fluids: Like other blood borne diseases, it can be spread during exchange of bodily fluids this commonly includes IV drug use, sexual encounters, improper tattoos, during birth of a child and previously with blood transfusions. ...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


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How can the spread of HCV be prevented?

How can the spread of HCV be prevented?

Blood to blood: contact is required - so eliminating that. Globally, screening bloodbanks, needle exchange programs, monitoring tattoo parlors. in the household, not sharing razors and toothbrushes, and avoiding any/all other blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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Can HCV be spread within a household?

Can HCV be spread within a household?

Yes/No: Hepatits c is only passed by blood. So, one should not share razors or toothbrushes in the household if they have hepatitis c. One should probably also retain from sexual intercourse during their menses. Otherwise, someone with hepatitis c should not be able to spread it within his/her empty household. ...Read more

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Can HCV be spread by oral sex?

Can HCV be spread by oral sex?

No: Hcv is not easily transmitted sexually, and when it is, it's not through oral sex. We're seeing some sexual transmission among gay men, usually as a result of rough receptive anal sex where there may be abrasions and blood contact. It's uncommon among heterosexuals, and i've never heard of oral transmission. ...Read more

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Hcv can spread by hemodialysis machines?

Hcv can spread by hemodialysis machines?

Tiny amounts blood: Even very small amount of blood from someone who has hepatitis c can spread this infection. So in dialysis units, improper cleaning of surfaces that might have been contaminated with blood could be an issue, as is using multi-use vials of medicines for multiple patients. If health workers use universal precautions the risk to patients is low. ...Read more

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Can using sharing a lighter to light cigarrets spread HCV or any other disease?

Can using sharing a lighter to light cigarrets spread HCV or any other disease?

Unlikely: Are you sharing a lighter or cigarettes? Generally, Hepatitis C is spread through blood most commonly via needle sharing and unprotected sex. It would be extremely unlikely for you to contract Hepatitis C from sharing cigarettes. With that being said, the best protection is not sharing with a known hepatitis carrier. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that HCV has been spread during medical or dental procedures?

Hep C transmission: There have been several well-known instances of this occurring. Investigation always reveals a failure to follow standard precauations. Hep c outbreak in las vegas was due to crna re-using syringes. Elsewhere failure to clean scopes properly has led to issues. ...Read more

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My friend has hep and he got punctured with a fish hook. At night we were eating the fishes caught by the same fish hook.can i spread HCV in this way?

My friend has hep and he got punctured with a fish hook. At night we were eating the fishes caught by the same fish hook.can i spread HCV in this way?

No: Hepatitis B and C can be spread by contact with contaminated needles resulting in blood from the carrier being stuck into you, but not by the route you describe ...Read more