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I have been in a lesbian relationship for 7 weeks.  I have recently found out that she is hep c positive.  I am sorry if I am too blunt but I don't know any other way to put it.  During fingering her at times her secretions would have a red tint (blood), lets say I went down on her after wards.  I also had a recent pimple that had become a sore that I would pick at, so there would not have been a scab on it.  Second, We had razors alike and there is a strong possibility that I used hers.  I also know I cute myself a couple of times while shaving.  What are my chances?
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683231 tn?1467326617
Risk for sex is very low in general her blood would haver to enter your blood stream through an open wound.
The greater risk was sharing razors which people with hep c should never do or nail clippers or toothbrushes.

There are new treatments available in the last year that can cure most with hep c she should see her doctor to find out about what is available for her.

If you are concerned get tersted for antibodies to hep c after 6 months.

In the meanwhile practice safe sex using barrier protection such as latex gloves, and also for oral sex you can use a dental dam or even cut a condom in half lenghtwise and use that for protection for oral. Just make sure it doesnt have some weird coating maybe look for a flavored one.

Even if you do get hep c no worries it is very treatable now either way you will be fine.

Get tested, get treated, get cured! Fight Hep C
Lynn
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I shouldn't worry that I had a open sore below my lip while giving oral although there was blood from fingering her?  I know I didn't immediately use her razor right after her but that is my biggest concern,?  
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Although this sounds bad, right now I am not concerned with her seeing a doctor.  She had it and didn't tell me so that I could take precautions.  She wasn't worried about my health.  I know that I have 6 long long long months that I must wait to find out it I contacted hep c.  My selfish concern is for myself and family and future interest which will be none until I know my status.  I just don't comprehend the oral with a sore not being as risky as the razor.  
2059648 tn?1439770265
Welcome to the forum.  Well I guess your saying the relationship is over?
I think you need to understand that hepatitis C isn't easy to get.  You have to get the blood of someone infected with hep c into your blood stream.  That's not an easy task.  So while your freaking out let me tell you something.  I have been with the same women for 23 years.  We have use everything you can think of belonging to the other person at one time or another.  My partner never got hepatitis C in all those years.  

BTW .. you don't have to wait 6 long months.  Go get a RNA PCR test for hep C.  You only have to wait 3 weeks.  That's not long.

Hope this helps you
683231 tn?1467326617
Here is a link to a web site about hep c

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm

Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public

From what I have read the wound would need to be actively bleeding really a wound more than a sore.

I was referring to the hep c antibody test for the 6 month wait you can also take the HCV RNA by PCR test for the actual virus much sooner but this test also costs more I have heard about $400 while the antibody test is much less money.

Best of luck to you
Lynn

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Hepatitis C Risk – The Hepatitis C virus can also cause chronic liver disease with a potential for being fatal. Transmitted via blood-to-blood contact, this illness is harder to acquire from sexual contact. While there is little evidence proving Hepatitis C acquisition through oral sex, a theoretical risk exists if there is any blood present in the giver or receiver. Thus, a risk of transmitting Hepatitis C via cunnilingus, fellatio or analingus exists if there is any menstrual blood, bleeding gums, a throat infection, cold sores, canker sores, genital warts, hemorrhoids or any other breaks in the skin in any involved body structure – vagina, clitoris, labia, penis, testicles, anus, perineum, lips, tongue or anywhere else on the genitalia or inside the mouth.

Experts believe that viral hepatitis is more likely to be transmitted if either the positive or the negative partner has another STD, especially one that causes sores or lesions. Thus, suspicious symptoms should always be checked by a doctor before engaging in oral sex.

http://www.hepatitiscentral.com/mt/archives/2009/10/can_you_get_vir.html
1747881 tn?1546179478
"What are my chances?"

There are no stats on the scenario described, if your worried wait the proper amount of time and get tested, it is the only way to know for sure
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How soon after exposure to HCV can anti-HCV be detected?

HCV infection can be detected by anti-HCV screening tests (enzyme immunoassay) 4–10 weeks after infection. Anti-HCV can be detected in >97% of persons by 6 months after exposure.

How soon after exposure to HCV can HCV RNA be detected by PCR?

HCV RNA appears in blood and can be detected as early as 2–3 weeks after infection.
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HCV can also be spread infrequently through

Sex with an HCV-infected person (an inefficient means of transmission)
    
Sharing personal items contaminated with infectious blood, such as razors or toothbrushes (also inefficient vectors of transmission)
    
Other health care procedures that involve invasive procedures, such as injections (usually recognized in the context of outbreaks)

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/HCVfaq.htm#c5

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It hank you to those of you that took time to answer me a little more in depth.  I truly appreciate it
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