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How Is Hcv Spread
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I get scratched with the lighter of my flatmate. I don't know his status, but can I spread HCV in this way?The scratch didn't drain blood at all. tnx
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