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Is Hep C Transfered Through Vaginal Sex
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
Very very rare: Hepatitis c is essentially a blood transmitted infection. There needs to be the exchange of blood from the infected person to the recipient for hep c transmission to occur. According to the cdc condom use is not required for couples in a long term relationship when one of hep c pos and the other is not. ...Read more
Had protected vaginal sex with csw, accidentally touched a bit of fluid/blood with finger. Hep C likely? Itchy all over now. Neg abs test at 11 weeks.
No. Not likely.: Hepatitis C is not considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI, STD). It can happen, as anything can happen in life... but is not expected to happen. Also, one should expect some body fluid and/or blood contact when having sex (barriers like condoms decrease that chance, but stuff just happens sometimes). That means deciding what risk level is acceptable and can be tolerated without worrying. ...Read more
Low likelihood: Someone in a long-term, monogamous relationship with a partner infected with HCV is at low risk, the risk of sexual transmission ranges from 0 to 0.6 percent per year. This risk of transmission is slightly higher — about 1 percent per year — if involved in a short-term sexual relationship with someone who has Hepatitis C. The risk increases if the person is HIV positive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low: very low but still possible. usuallyGet a more detailed answer ›
Whats hep c? i don't really understand. all answers are too brief. i want to know more. my husband has it, but never shared needles or sex. I'm clean.
Hep C quick info: Hepatitis C is a disease that harms the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Caused by a virus spread from person to person through contact with blood via sharing drug needles or having sex. Can be treated successfully. You can still hug, kiss but it can be spread through sex. Hep C can last for years. Avoid alcohol, get Hep B and A vaccines and check with PCP on treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast," as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more
Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with other men are at higher risk. People who are young, have multiple partners, or have sores like herpes or syphilis are also at risk. Heterosexual couples who have been together a while are at low risk. ...Read more
Not likely: Unless you bleed on the child into an open cut you are highly unlikely to be transmitting hep c. ...Read more
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