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What are the chances or risk of a male contracting hep c from a female from unsafe sex and if male can get it should he stop having sex with others some sites say risk is low but infection is possible confused
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Very low risk but why don't you get tested and in the meantime wear condoms. In fact, condoms are a good idea these days anyway, especially if you don't know someone all that well.  Lots going around besides hep c.
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Cant get HepC from sex, unles you both cut your privates first, so dont let anybody talk you inot that.  they never poved it can be transmited thatway and they wont cause they cant prove something that aint true. I lost one girlfriend that was branwashed that you get it that a way.
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ive been married twice in 22 years and niether one contracted hepc from me i found out 4 yrs ago and had my husband tested and he was hepc free...if i were you i would use a glove like jmjm said thiers alot worse things you could contract....
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I get so frustrated about the inferance that you get HCV from sex.  It is blood to blood.  And I believe it was stated in an article somewhere that the virus can live several days outside our bodies.  Somebody correct me if this is wrong.

Picking up my Peg the other day I took a moment to read the little sheet the Pharmacy prints out with the receipt.  The first thing it says is HCV is contracted through sex!  It makes me so mad such mis-information is being handed out like that!  Even looking at the form our doctors must turn in to the Health Dept for positive HCV patients is focused on sex.  

Just makes me so mad.............

miss
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radio program today said that 90,000 Americans died last year from infections they contracted in hospital...best have your sex at home!
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I think what most people on the board are sayings is that "spewing" never caused any of thier partners to contract hepc...
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I had a fricking clue but Goof stole it...
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According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology 99(6):855-859. May 2004, there is NO EVIDENCE of sexual transmission of HCV among Monogamous Couples - results from a 10 yr study.
Google this topic - you'll find many links - http://hcvets.com/data/transmission_methods/sexual_exposure.htm

Canada released a study of gay males and the result was the same - No Evidence.
http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2005/033005_a.html

'Safer sex' is recommended, it helps protect you from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. There does not appear to be any risk of getting the infection from menstrual blood.

HCV is a blood to blood disease.
Niether the WHO or the CDC classify HCV as a STD.

Education is key to understanding this disease.
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ha, that was a good one..
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Married 35 years and my wife has tested negative for Hep C since 1996, when I was first diagnosed.  If this were a STD, she would have it!! (No bragging intended)
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me thinks a thread got zapped or archived or something.  I know there was another one down here.  How is everyone this fine Wednesday morning?
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with my fogginess I will never find you all -- send out a rescue party
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Hey Kathy! Nope,,,,not zapped,,,seems like it moved up lol  try 5 threads above this....hmmmmmm,,,,is someone messing with our minds,,,
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It "used" to be that the oldest threads not getting posted on moved to the bottom... remember how you used to be able to reseract em from the black hole once they were gone too.. ( I think cutie, or chev discovered that one)...
Humm speaking of Chev said the counter was gone... but it is there now... Hummm, maybe someone is playing with our minds... LoL
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tater, sneaky one!  nice to see you feeding again! whoa! watch out for the swatter behind you!
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HeH, HeH,....

BTW... "WoW" Have you noticed the # of threads allowed per day recently.... 19 opened yesterday... 21 the day before... Is that not awesome or what!!! LoL
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Okie dokie, a grit kisser i shall be, BTW i take that back about farmer chev. We both know what farmers here look like and you ain't no farmer. Lets just say a grower of food is what you is.
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Hey tweeter twiter, how ya doing? Still got my lighter? One day i counted like 25 threads. More threads is what we need. Yep more threads.
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I hope you stay and post more, i had read in a post where you were possibility looking at a transplant. And i know mike already has. Im a stage 4 with a grade 2 and a diabetic most likely brought on by the hep-c and /or the cirrhosis. So the odds of me gaining svr are not to good. Me and my hepatologist as already had the transplant talk, and i've talk to the transplant team. I would be lost if mike quit coming here. And i sure wish you posted more. It would be great to have others like mike to ask questions if things take a turn.

Wishing you only the best.....

As for janis site i just can't handle all the hugs,love, xoxoxo, and those fancy sigs.
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I agree with you, I just don't understand when people want to take their toys and go home why all the begging to stay? I for one hope you and all the people thats been here a long time stays. My feeling only, but i think theres a few that would like to see you all leave. Take care Mike
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The main reason I stopped posting here was that when I posted about my situation (no SVR, lots of post-tx problems, possibility of transplant) newer people kept suggesting I go to Janis site where there are forums for sick people such as myself.  Now admittedly I was depressed about my situation, and I'm sure that was expressed, but also thought I could still help/be helped.  And although it felt like everyone saw me as a total bummer, in reality it was probably just a couple, but I'm a sensitive guy and it hurt. I soon felt so unwanted that I just left.  Too bad, because I tried Janis and found it harder to use, very inconsistent posters, doesn't work for me except as a source of research articles.  Fortunately I was saved from having to talk to the mirror by the few real friends I had here.  Even now when I come here, I scuba, and rarely snorkel in the shallows.

Hey, saw Superman Returns today with my 15 year old, IMAX 3D, cool, made me cry, how sappy is that, and I'm not even under the influence of INF.  I just believe in the power of love.

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I read can-do's post re: 52tel or whatever his name is or was. I don't really know what the fuss is about. I cannot recall him ever contributing anything and, in fact, I thought he was rude on one occasion. I can't figure it out. Mike
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Don
Just saying hello to you, and please consider coming to visit more often, down here.
I love your screen name, with such a name, you have got to be a special person.
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Can dooey, you are jumping the gun...transplant...you are far away from that...remember, I know your stats by heart.

Did you see my post above...in regards to 'somebodies worm'.
I am laughing myself silly, and Jim started it all... not really, the worm's owner did. Can't start this subject with us girls around, now the heat is on.
Them are the lighter moments...

Ina
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Hi Ina, and yes you know my stats better then by doctor does. I plan on us making it for that dance. And yes i seen that post and i laughed my butt off. That was a good one.
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You guys are way too kind but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't flattered and deeply touched by your words. Can-do, I don't know your stats by heart but I believe it is better to acquaint yourself with the people at transplant earlier rather than later. I am in no way implying that a tranpslant is imminent or ever will be but, if that possibility exists it's better to be prepared ahead of time in my opinion. And, I will say that if I was diagnosed today in the same condition that I was in in 1995 I might have avoided transplantation but, back then, interferon was not given to patients with advanced cirrhosis so treatment wasn't an option, at least insofar as my physicians were concerned. But I wasn't the man I am today and since my Dad was a doctor I truted that profession then far more than I do today. So basically Can-do I am saying don't give up your fight to get well w/o transplant. But, I can tell you're not like that. By the way, I agree with your assessment of the sentiments of some people at MH that they'd like to see me leave. That sentiment existed prior to this last episode of mine which demonstrates that it is indeed possible to be SVR and have HCV in the liver. I think that probably contributed to my person non grata staus with some members. That's just the way it is, I guess, but I am okay with that. I don't particularly love some members either but I try to tolerate them.
Tom, everything I said applies equally to you. Both you guys strike me as truly good, smart likeable people and I, for one, enjoy your posts and Tom, you could post a lot more often as far as I'm concerned. Oh, and Chevy, you know I like you a bunch too. Mike
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***Ina***

Hey there you!!!!

Listen IF you get a chance shoot me out an e-mail so I have your address again.... I don't have it on this computer that I am traveling with... I feel like I lost touch with you!!

Also include your phone # again in it so when we venture over your way I can treat you, & hubby to lunch, or dinner or something!!!

Didn't want you thinking that I was ignoring you, or abandoned you! Just didn't have your contact info with me!!!

(((Hugs)))
Vicki
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So...have you tried Janis lately they might be able to help?

(Sorry I couldn't help myself there for a minute).  How GREAT to see you posting, just seeing your name really made me smile.

And especially nice to see you in the lump with us nasty mean know it all girls who get all the grief.  You can CanDoMan...and the little harem :)

I hope you are doing well.  I hope that the Janis site helped. ;)
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Wow, three siblings!  That says a lot about your heart!  I hope it has been worth every minute!  Yall take care now, hear?
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haha! I see a few very wise swimmers have found the bottom feeders! NYG and fishdoc, hello! bottom feeding is back and I am so glad! there is something comforting about been here where only the few dare dive. the selected few. glad everyone is here, the new and the old(not me(.  
I am going out with the kid, will be back for dessert.
Great to see ya, Tom. CDM and Ina, this is the only way we can force you to bottom feed, heh?
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Hey Ya'll...
I kind of got my name back...Added a dash & a few caps.. & Whaalaa! Whew Hoo!!! Think I'll keep this one!

Hey There NY.. long time no see...

Great to see everyone down here, & in such good spirits!
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With a tear in me eye, i have to say to be down here with all you good looking gals is like a dream come true. Would you like to hear about the dreams i've had?????? To bad, ain't telling their my fantasies. So HA HA

Nygirl, Sorry to read that post to you by lilmoma. Your a sweety that is always upbeat and encouraging. Tx has beat you to death but your here always upbeat and pushing us on. It seems sometimes you seem to take the blunt end of things. lilmoma has seemed from the start to not being able to handle tx very well. I know you have a big heart and i really believe that lilmoma is sorry. But i will understand if you just feel like ignoring her. Sending you a big hug.
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Nevada Smith-Karl Malden-great villian!
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being a fish person, I love bottom feeders!!  If your gonna suck sh!t for a living, might as well enjoy it!  Sturgeon, catfish (my favorite flatheads), madtoms, gobys.... crawdads!!  All the good stuff lurks on the bottom, in the gloom, waiting for a tidbit   ooo ooo, don't forget alligator snappers, lie in wait with their mouth open with a worm-like pink appendage wriggling around... wait, I know that guy!!
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Welcome. I hope you like the view from down here. It's nice to see you here. Mike
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so what?  I don't realize I have been in the ozone until I get back here and see how many posts I have missed. Just need to comment - a few random thoughts....

What was that movie with Steve McQueen back in the 60's -- maybe the Carpetbaggers -- he had a coin purse made out of a tit. ....I'll ask my partner -- she's giving one up Friday -- if she wants to have a purse made and we can raffle it off. (no on second thought that is a really bad idea)  totally tastless.  slap my face.....

nygal - glad to see you down here.  How did you like the "Gates" Friday night?  Ahh now I can get back on my regular Friday shot night routine -- watch Sci Fi and shoot INF.... only problem is --- only 3 to go.  (yeah!!!)

space-coast-52-   --- man am I lost.  Think I got dupped.  Glad can do set me straight!.

threads -- we are like kids in a candy store - it's like they gave us as many threads as we could use and like the kid in the candy store, now we are throwing up on them..... I almost wish we just had 6 or so a day again.

how big were your kids ---- think mine were about 36 - 45" and weighed probably 25 to 50 pounds.  Adopted 3 siblings when they were 2,3, and 5.  I may have missed childbirth, but definitely NOT pain.

donA and mikeS -  I would be lost without you guys.  you have provided so much valuable insight and food for thought.  I am just so glad I know you both.  I don't like navigating Janis either.

and can do -- you too.  I like the advice you got here from everyone.  One thing you can count on.  We will see you through!

chev gal - never caught some of your dflicks first go-around.  thanks for the rerun (after all, it is summer time)

cutie, ina, chell, fishdoc, fisheress, hi to all and whoever I missed
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Hi all. Who the hell is Tator-Tot?(sarcasm)
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Good Morning All and Tater Tottttttttt,,,,Can't make up your mind or trying to play games lol

NYG,,,Wow,,,love seeing your name down under all the brain fog up above!  You have a heart of gold and I wouldn't change one thing about you!

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Honey, I love seeing your name here, or anywhere, for that matter - I just love your name Honey.
NYGirl, I'm sorry too Miss SmartyPants Know It All for what I was thinking the other day, but since you're such a "know it all" I figured you knew what I was thinking. Will you accept my apology, please? You probably knew I was going to apologize, didn't you? I'm sorry. Mike
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Thanks all for your supportive comments.  

So many threads here, I can't keep track.  Ina, I tried without success to find the thread you mentioned.  Sounds like one I'd enjoy, too.  And I saw lilmoma's apology, but not the offending post. I just don't have the time to search 20 threads a day or whatever.

Beany, your comment about your partner, well, maybe this has been presented before or elsewhere, but I have managed to miss it.  If you mean what I think, I'm really sorry to learn it.  I hope things go well for her, you and your family.  I also think you are incredibly courageous and caring to adopt those 3 children and keep them together.  That's a beautiful thing.

Can-do, I'm a stage 4 cirrhotic, and yes, I agree that it is a good idea to make yourself known to a transplant team, just so the preliminary stuff is out of the way.  Sometimes this supposedly slow progression of HCV can suddenly move like lightning, as mine did when I had my first esophageal bleed.  It was totally unexpected, and then there was a great rush to get on the transplant list, do all their tests etc.  Also, should your insurance plan question any testing, they generally will do what the TP docs recommend.  In fact, I recently changed my policy to Oxford after finding out that Oxford actually has a contract with the NYU TP unit.

Oh, and Michael is truly the best person to talk with about this.  He really helped me a while back when I was in a state of panic.  He was very calming and reassuring and gave me great information at the same time.  Thanks Michael, hope you're still on the mend.

Shoot, have more to say, but no time.  Later mermaids and mermen?

Tom
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