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How can I avoid spreading hepatitis C to my family?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Blood borne

Hepatitis can only be spread by direct blood to blood or in some circumstances sexually.
You should have no worry with children and second degree relatives then. For your spouse/partner...Condoms are the best way to ensure the virus isn't spread.

In brief: Blood borne

Hepatitis can only be spread by direct blood to blood or in some circumstances sexually.
You should have no worry with children and second degree relatives then. For your spouse/partner...Condoms are the best way to ensure the virus isn't spread.
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Activities to avoid:

One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, and sharing razors or toothbrushes.
Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen but is uncommon. Hugging and kissing are considered safe. One's own doctor can give more details.

In brief: Activities to avoid:

One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, and sharing razors or toothbrushes.
Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen but is uncommon. Hugging and kissing are considered safe. One's own doctor can give more details.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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