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How contagious is hep c?

How contagious is hep c?

Very contagious.: Hep C is very contagious. It is spread through sexual inter course, infected needle sharing with IV drug use, infected tattoo needles, or blood transfusion. Vertical transmission from infected pregnant mother to infant can also occur. ...Read more

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Hepatitis A (Definition)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more


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What's inactive hep c, and am I still contagious?

What's inactive hep c, and am I still contagious?

Chronic hepatitis C: Chronic hepatitis C is more accurate term, it means that you still may carry virus in your blood, so you may still transmit it to other people through blood and through sexual contact ...Read more

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My sister and brother both have hep c is it contagious?

No: Hepatitis c must be transmitted through blood. Transmission can occur through sexual activity, sharing of needles, needle sticks of medical staff, blood transfusions if done prior to 1990, etc. ...Read more

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If someone where to catch hep c could you ever be cured from it and not be contagious? And would the body be able to fight it off?

If someone where to catch hep c could you ever be cured from it and not be contagious?  And would the body be able to fight it off?

Hepatitis C: While it is very difficult some humans handle the hepatitis c infection and clear it without treatment. A good or experienced doctor will know how to test for this. ...Read more

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Is hep a more contagious than HIV virus?

Is hep a more contagious than  HIV virus?

Comparison?: The two diseases are transmitted very differently. Hep a by the fecal-oral route and HIV only by very intimate contact through blood, semen, other body secretions directly. Impossible to quantify comparatively. ...Read more

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My cousin diagnosed w hep A even tho she had her childhood shots how contagious is she? I have two kids but both are immunized

My cousin diagnosed w hep A even tho she had her childhood shots how contagious is she? I have two kids but both are immunized

Depends: First, the Hep A vaccine was licensed in 1995 and not widely used in infant shots until a few years later. The immune protection likely wanes some by adulthood, so I consider any adult at some risk. Risk of spread is greatest in the two weeks before and first week after symptom onset. Avoidance of oral and fecal material in that period prevents spread. ...Read more

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Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitic c- I am so scared to get contagious with hep c im a phlebotomist. My question is could hep c ever be cured like go away?

Hepatitis C: Yes. There are some humans who clear this viral infection on their own. There are some very successful medications being studied now. Just remember that using all of the precautions you are taught where you work will protect you very much. ...Read more

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Is hep c contagious and if someone gets it could you ever be cured from it? I work in healthcare setting and im stressing over it.

Is hep c contagious and if someone gets it could you ever be cured from it? I work in healthcare setting and im stressing over it.

Yes and yes...: Hepatitis c is a viral infection passed via the parenteral route i.e. Blood. The blood of the infected person must get into the blood of the recipient for transmission to occur. Risk factors include IV drugs, tattoos, tainted blood transfusions, body piercings and multiple sex partners. There is treatment for hepatitis c for many successful treatment represents a cure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hep c ab positive. Pcr non reactive. Am i contagious?

Hep c ab positive. Pcr non reactive. Am i contagious?

No: If you have a positive hcv antibody but a negative pcr, you most likely had hepatitis c at one time but cleared the infection, in which case you no longer have hepatitis and are not contagious. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I lost weight when I got Hep b and how long does a person with Hep B live? Mother and Brother both died of cirouses

I lost weight when I got Hep b and how long does a person with Hep B live? Mother and Brother both died of cirouses

Depends: The answer is complicated and depends partly on the stage of cirrhosis, if any, at the time of diagnosis. The prognosis is better if the patient has a good response to antiviral treatment. ...Read more

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How long is a person contagious with mono?

How long is a person contagious with mono?

HOW LONG MONO IS CON: How long a person is contagious there is no answer to that, as we dont know how long.Once you have mononucleosis the virus stays in your body and there is no way to know when you are and you are not contagious. ...Read more

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How long is a person with diphtheria contagious?

How long is a person with diphtheria contagious?

48 hours: [not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours. ...Read more

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To whom and why hep b becomes chronic for a normal person? Is there any criteria?

To whom and why hep b becomes chronic for a normal person? Is there any criteria?

Not proven.: Although we know how a person contracts Hep B, we don't know for sure why some people clear it and other perfectly healthy people don't. However, the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B is more straightforward. If the hepatitis B infection hasn't cleared, not only will the antibody test still be positive, but so will the tests for the presence of the virus itself. ...Read more

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If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

It may be.: As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease. There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.). ...Read more

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How long is a person with RSV contagious?

How long is a person with RSV contagious?

Most ~ 8days: General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks. Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases.The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces. ...Read more

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