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Is Hepatitis C a STD?

Is Hepatitis C a Sexually Transmitted Disease?
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1117750 tn?1307390169
for the most part no
it can occur when anal sex is involved or fisting, this is why hep c is up in numbers among the gay community
vaginal sex where HIV is not present is no risk or at least so minimal ,
hope that helps
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206807 tn?1331939784
Hepatitis B is
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YES from my experience. If there a blood contact YES. I've got HCV with sexsual intercourse. My boyfriend had HCV but I didn't know. He told me after 4 month, and after 6 months I went in to a hospital with acute HCV. So, if there any little wound on your genitals Yes you can get HCV for gratis. And you should not have sex while your girlfriend has menstrual cycles
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1117750 tn?1307390169
after 12 years of  having a sexual relationship whilst hcv + i did not pass it on to my wife
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1117750 tn?1307390169
the best advice i think is this
wear a condom with any partner who you are having brief encounters with, if its a long term partner and you are having vaginal sex then i would nt worry at all, unless maybe you had or partner had opened cuts or sores

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179856 tn?1333550962
In a study that was done in mongamous couples absolutely zero of them caught hepc from their partner. The only ones who did show up infected had completely different strains of the virus meaning they could not have gotten it from their spouse.

The answer is no it is very very very rare.
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1414174 tn?1304684126
Been with my girl five years, no transmission.. Even engage in fisting once in awhile... NOT!
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1491755 tn?1333204962
The definition of STD is significant probability of transmission during sex.  The CDC does not suggest a change in sex habits for couples.  Having sex with a man who has a bleeding penis would be considered high risk sex.  Here are some links to help you.

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v99/n5/full/ajg2004164a.html

http://www.hepatitis-central.com/hcv/hepatitis/notransmission.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-c/AN00701
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Avatar m tn
Has anyone ever heard of Hep C transmission through oral sex?
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1491755 tn?1333204962
Even less risk.
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206807 tn?1331939784
Realistically, no.
According to my Wife, yes.
And I have been SVR for 2.5+ Years
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Avatar m tn
sexual transmission of Hcv IS possible but very rare.  When it does occur,

almost always male to female.  VERY VERY rare for sexual transmission to be

female to male, According to the Cdc.  Hep B is easily transmitted through sexual

activity.  there is a vaccine for hep B but not hep C.  hep C is a tricky little spiglet.

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Avatar m tn
hi, do you have a link for this study? thanks
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