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My sister and brother both have hep c is it contagious?
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Randy Burgett
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In brief: No
Hepatitis c must be transmitted through blood.
Transmission can occur through sexual activity, sharing of needles, needle sticks of medical staff, blood transfusions if done prior to 1990, etc.

In brief: No
Hepatitis c must be transmitted through blood.
Transmission can occur through sexual activity, sharing of needles, needle sticks of medical staff, blood transfusions if done prior to 1990, etc.
Randy Burgett
Randy Burgett
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
don't share toothbrushes or razors. silverware and drinking glasses and toilet seats are ok
Dr. Robert Killian
The right answer is Yes. But, with a big but, it can only be transmitted through blood or blood cells. Dr. Kalmowitz is correct as well. But, yes, Hepatitis C is contagious through the activities that Dr. Rosen describes.
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