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Is hepatitis C an std?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Is a "possible" STD

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, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex.
Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon, so hepc is usually not called an std.

In brief: Is a "possible" STD

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, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex.
Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon, so hepc is usually not called an std.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Rare

Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the U.
S. And is spread primarily by blood-to-blood contact associated with intravenous drug use, poorly sterilized medical equipment and transfusions. Whereas hepatitis b is commonly transmitted sexually (moreso than hiv), sexual transmission of hcv is controversial and considered to occur rarely.

In brief: Rare

Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the U.
S. And is spread primarily by blood-to-blood contact associated with intravenous drug use, poorly sterilized medical equipment and transfusions. Whereas hepatitis b is commonly transmitted sexually (moreso than hiv), sexual transmission of hcv is controversial and considered to occur rarely.
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