Is hepatitis C an std?

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.
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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How long you have to have hepatitis C before it will be seen on an STD screen?

Hepatitis c. Ordinarily about six to nine weeks although it may take up to 6 months. Read more...
Newer tests < 3 mo. Hepatitis c RNA pcr test traditionally used as a viral count after diagnosis. Useful in situations where recent significant risk of infection exists (recent needle stick, blood transfusion, idu). Useful in cases in which the individual suffers from extreme levels of anxiety, and does not wish to wait the traditional 3 month window period. Results within 3-7 days. Read more...

I had got tested for stds and for hiv and hepatitis c and I was only positive for gnorenna and I really need the medicine for it?

So whats the ??? The public Healthtap site is an information center for health related questions. You state you have been evaluated in some way and know you need treatment for gonorrhea. At this point, your question is not clear. We do not offer treatment through the public site. Find a local clinic and seek treatment before the germ does significant harm. Read more...

Can toilet water transfer hiv, hepatitis c, or any other stds?

Toilet seats & water. Nope. There is absolutely no risk for the common stds and no risk for hep a, b, or c and hiv. All of these infections require a more significant exposure with living tissue, blood or semen... There are some variances on how contagious each of them are. You may do well to learn how many stds there are and how they can be prevented. Read more...

Can you get an std like hiv or hep c by contact with urine. I lifted a public toilet seat, and there was fluid, think it may be urine. Had small cut?

Highly unlikely. Everyone uses public toilets throughout their lives, and people are generally less than sanitary in their usage. If diseases were easily communicable in this way, we would all be in trouble. Cut or not, the best thing for you to do is wash your hands thoroughly after each toilet use, and you will be fine. Unprotected sex is a good way to get both of these, however. Use condoms. Read more...

I had n STD test n I think lady used a contaminated gauze with other blood after taking my blood. N putting bandaid on me. Am I at risk for hcv/hiv?

Of course no risk. Nobody in the world ever caught HIV or other blood borne infections from this sort of event. No risk even if the gauze was contaminated. And you can be certain it wasn't; there is no way she would have used the same gauze on two patients. Read more...

I do not understand my STD lab test results. The reading for HSV 1 is 0.17 & for HSV 2 is 0.34. HCV ratio is 0.02. Am I positive for these diseases???

Look at refernce rng. Those do not sound positive to me. You have to look at the reference range for the lab. It should be listed to the right of your results if it is a standard lab report. Don't panic. Talk to your doctor if they ordered the tests for you. If you went to a direct-to-consumer lab, then ask them for the reference ranges if they are not on the results report. Read more...
More info needed. In order to accurately interpret these labs results, one has to be sure of the normal ranges used by the lab. These results also need to be correlated with your overall health status Going by the info above, it appears like you've been seen by someone who ordered these labs, I will strongly recommend following up with him/her for further evaluation. Your PCP is always there to help. Read more...