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Hep c and skin outbreaks? Is the virus in you skin blood or ooze?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Hep C hard to catch

Hep c is transmitted via blood, or sexual contact - like hiv.
It is mostly transmitted amongst IV drug users. Even though you a hep c patient may get skin ulcers - this is usually due to a complication from the disease called cryoglobulinemia- these skin lesions are not contagious, but blood and other bodily fluids are.

In brief: Hep C hard to catch

Hep c is transmitted via blood, or sexual contact - like hiv.
It is mostly transmitted amongst IV drug users. Even though you a hep c patient may get skin ulcers - this is usually due to a complication from the disease called cryoglobulinemia- these skin lesions are not contagious, but blood and other bodily fluids are.
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