Hep c is not usually transmitted through vaginal sex it has to be anal sex because blood is involved with that.
“How is hepatitis C spread?
The hepatitis C virus is usually spread when someone comes into contact with blood from an infected person. This can happen through:
►Sharing drug-injection equipment.
Today, most people become infected with hepatitis C by sharing needles, syringes, or any other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs.
Approximately 6% of infants born to infected mothers will get hepatitis C.
►Health care exposures.
Although uncommon, people can become infected when health-care professionals do not follow the proper steps needed to prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.
►Sex with an infected person.
While uncommon, hepatitis C can spread during sex, though it has been reported more often among men who have sex with men.
►Unregulated tattoos or body piercings.
Hepatitis C can spread when getting tattoos or body piercings in unlicensed facilities, informal settings, or with
►Sharing personal items.
People can get infected from sharing glucose monitors, razors, nail clippers, toothbrushes, and other items that may have come into contact with infected blood, even in amounts too small to see.
►Blood transfusions and organ transplants.
Before widespread screening of the blood supply in 1992, hepatitis C was also spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. Now, the risk of transmission to recipients of blood or blood products is extremely low.
Hepatitis C is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.”
Household transmission is rare
Hepatitis c infected blood must enter the bloodstream of an uninfected person. This means blood infected with the hepatitis c virus would need an way to get into your blood stream like through an open wet fresh weeping injury.
The most common method to transmit hepatitis c is people sharing IV drug needles.
Hepatitis C is generally not considered to be an STD. The greatest risk is for those with multiple sexual partners or those who engage in rough sexual practices like BDSM or blood sports.
The antibody test is reliable after 12 weeks. The test for the actual virus the HCV RNA by PCR test is able to detect hep c much sooner but usually not performed unless there is a positive antibody test as the HCV RNA by PCR test is much more expensive to perform.
Modern treatments are highly effective at treating and curing hep c for the majority of patients. The current treatments boast cure rates as high as greater than 98 percent especially for those newly infected.
Worry never takes away the sorrows of tomorrow worry only steals the joy from today.
Knowledge is power. Get tested a determine if you are infected. If you are get treated and cured.
Modern treatments are much better tolerated than the old treatments. Treatment could be as simple as one pill a day for 8 weeks.
Until you know your status avoid sharing personal hygiene items that could possible be contaminated with blood like razors, fingernail clippers and toothbrushes. But really even the sharing of those items is relatively low risk.
I hope all these comments have helped you feel a little bit better.
Seriously though I’m confident you will be fine in the long run.
Best of luck
Also whatre the odds of me having given it to someone in my family after using the same nail clippers, tweezers (that I know had blood on them even if I washed with hot soapy water), razors, towels, and I'm sure my mom has popped a pimple or two of mine. I'm so scared I gave this to someone I love..does my whole house have to get tested?