I have posted a question concerning this encounter before but I left out a few details that until I am tested in the next few weeks I am pretty concerned about.
In addition to receiving cunnilingus from a hepatitis c positive male I was also anally fingered by him. I rarely am fingered anally and may have torn and therefore bled, can hep c be transmitted in his saliva, say he had blood in his mouth and to the tear in my anus? I am thinking obviously yes, but I am not 100% sure if he had blood in his mouth( he did brush his teeth prior to giving me oral) nor am I 100% certain if I bled.
I have also been feeling quite tired lately, pains in abdomen ( I am currently on my period but do not get cramps), recently got over a small cold,and now feeling sick again, also experiencing headaches, some pains on the left and right sides of stomach. Can these symptoms possibly be signs of a hepatitis c infection?
I know some of you assured me that an infection orally and from saliva is minute. And from my understanding there has to be a infected blood to non infected blood contact to contract hep c correct?
I guess I am even more worried and consumed by this because I have recently lost someone due to hepatitis c (alcoholism didn't help her much either) and it was recently disclosed to me that my mother has it as well, so I am basically worried out (being the hypochondriac that I am) and until I am seen in a clinic or hospital by a physician I am looking for some answers here.
Anything would be of help, thanks!
1. Nothing to be concerned about. Get tested if you want. It won't change what happened, right?
2. What are the chances that both of you were bleeding? Low to no chance. HCV is transmitted BLOOD to BLOOD.
3. The pains you are experiencing are not symptoms of HCV. Headaches, stomach pain.
4. You might think about practicing safer sex in the future (???), especially if you are having sex with multiple partners Transmission of Hep B and HIV are sexually transmitted through body fluids other than blood. They can also have life long impact on your health.
Hepatitis B virus is spread between people by contact with the blood or other body fluids of the infected person. Body fluids can be semen or vaginal fluid. The modes of transmission for how is HBV spread are the same for the modes of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however, HBV is around 50 to 100 times more infectious than HIV. Unlike HIV, HBV can survive outside your body for at least seven days. So long as the virus is still active, it can still cause infection if it enters the body of an uninfected person.
Another fact you need to know about how is HBV spread is that the virus can be transmitted from among family members within households through the contact of the virus with cuts and open sores of the skin or mucous membrane with secretions or fluids like saliva containing hepatitis B virus. Two other primary methods of transmission reveal the pervasiveness of chronic HBV infection in given areas. Drug abuse and unprotected sex are the primary modes of transmission. Shared needles can cause the transfer of the virus from one individual to another. Inflected blood in needles can be transferred to an uninfected individual. With this, he will get the hepatitis B virus. Unprotected sex and multiple sex partners can also cause the acquisition of the HBV. Body secretions are carriers of the virus. Semen or vaginal fluids of infected individuals can cause you to get infected. Kissing that involves the transfer of saliva of an infected person is another mode of transmission.
HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, pre-***, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The two main ways that people get HIV are through unprotected sexual contact (during anal, vaginal, and possibly oral sex), and sharing needles (shooting drugs or getting tattoos) with someone who has HIV.
Thank you for the information HectorSF and nygirl7.
I was actually celibate for a year before stupidly engaging in this encounter with this friend of mine in June of this year.
Second of all,
I came to this post with the understanding that I was dealing with adults and was going to get answers to some questions that I have. But wow, very judgmental are a few of you that have made your very own mistakes and are dealing with your very own consequences or infections. Maybe you contracted something by other means or your perfectly healthy, either way I thought most people in this community would be more concerned with giving helpful health advice rather than making judgmental assumptions.
Trinity4, I have clearly stated that I informed him of my status prior to engaging in anything sexual with him and he went with the risk. If you do not yet know, people are entitled to take that risk if they wish to do so. However the difference between he and I, is that he didn't tell me that he has Hep C prior to engaging in anything sexual with me. Therefore, to me, that is the huge difference between his status/infection and mine. I told him of the positive testing of hpv I found out about in 2008 and he kept his positive status from me. I did not come here for any sympathy and I definitely did not come here to be judged by anyone. Trinity4, if you really are that concerned about his anxiety well don't be. He is not concerned at all, why should you be?
lastly, I have tested negative with no signs of warts for the past year and half, and to my understanding with the physicians I have spoken to, if I inform my partner and he is willing to take the risk, it is between he and I, as long as I inform him before proceeding forward in ANY sexual activity. Indeed, the number of oropharyngeal cancers caused by HPV may be larger than the number of nicotine and alcohol related throat cancers, but that also depends highly on the strain you contracted, Hpv, particularly HPV 16, does play a role in the development of a significant number of cancers of the mouth and throat however throat cancer is a very uncommon cancer as is.
I know which strain I was infected with and I believe his exposure to hpv in his throat is possible, yet minimal. I would not have allowed him to put himself in any danger if I thought I'd harm him.
From this comment on out, I ask that if you cannot provide knowledgeable and respectful answers to the question(s) that I post, please just simply keep your assumptions and lack of respect for yet another worried human being to yourselves.
You're the self proclaimed worry wart, not me. You've been given good answers, no one here is a doctor and the odds of contracting hepc by the exposure you describe is almost non-existent. They symptoms you describe you are experiencing are not indicative of having hepc. We aren't doctors, no crystal balls and nothing we say can change the circumstances. Oh, and by the way, I don't consider having hepc punishment or a consequence for something I did. It is what is, no matter how any of contracted the virus.
A sexually transmitted disease (STD), also known as sexually transmitted infection (STI) or venereal disease (VD), is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of human sexual behavior, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.
Hep C has a .06 chance of being transmitted in a monogamous hetro relationship, and a 1% chance for people with multiple sex partners. Does that sound like significant probability to you. I can provide you with studies that show no transmission of hep c with a sample group of 835 couples over a ten year period. You asked the same question on 11/19 got the same answers. When you ask questions get answers and don't believe you simply come across as a person with paranoia not someone seeking answers to questions about Hep C.
I'm wondering why you would think he would have blood in his saliva while making love to you. Did he just get done brushing his teeth? That is the only time I have blood in my mouth, and that always stops pretty soon after finishing. The only other thing I can think of is a horrible case of periodontal disease... then I wonder who would let someone like that kiss on them anywhere.
Last, if he tore your anus... there would be pain and evidence on your clothes... If this didn't happen, you have nothing to worry about.
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