If you are now suffering from Hepatitis C, you may be wondering how you got it and maybe worried about giving the virus to a loved one. If you have been diagnosing with chronic disease for a long time, you may dwell on every small incident in the past, where you may have been accidentally exposing to a family member. It is important to remember that hepatitis c transmission is not easy to catch. If you take a few precautions, it is almost impossible to pass on the disease to someone else.
How does Hepatitis C spread?
Hepatitis C spreads only when exposed to the blood of an infected person.
High-risk activities include:
- Distribution of drug use equipment. It may contain small amounts of blood that can transmit hepatitis C to anything, such as injecting street drugs, syringes, needles, trinkets. Drugs that smoke or swallow pipes and straws may shed blood from the cracked lips or nose. If you can, join a treatment program. At the very least, do not share needles or equipment with anyone else.
- We are sharing tattoo or perforation tools. Dirty items and paint can spread contaminated blood.
- Blood transfusion in countries where blood not tested for hepatitis C
- Precarious medical equipment. Tools that do not clean appropriately during use can spread the virus.
Blood or cutting rituals. Hepatitis C transmission can be by sharing blood or sharing blood.
Medium risk activities include:
- Sharing or disposing of sanitary and hygiene supplies. They include razors, toothbrushes, nails, or anything else you can put on your blood. Cover any open wounds or wound with bandages. Guardedly dispose of tampons and sanitary napkins, tissues, used bandages, and anything else that may be on your blood.
- Insecure sex. It’s rare, but you can spread it and catch it, especially with certain sexual habits such as menstruation or intercourse. If you have another sexually transmitted infection, it can cover.
- Pregnancy and Birth. A mother has little risk of passing the disease to her baby before or after birth. The mother has HIV.
- Needlestick injuries. Health workers and caregivers often get it this way.
Things that do not spread hepatitis C
It cannot be extend through:
- Breastfeeding (unless the nipple is torn or bleeding)
- Sharing jars or glasses
- Intimate relationships
- Sharing of food and water
- Bites mosquitoes or other insects
That means everyday relationships are not risky. The disadvantage of spreading among people in a house is close to zero.
Chances of getting Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C can increase through sexual intercourse, but it is rare. It is sporadic among single couples. The CDC does not even recommend the use of condoms, as the risk of sexual transmission among single couples is very low. Also, hepatitis C is sprea by oral sex. But you should avoid razors, toothbrushes and nail clippings and menstruation.
If you have HIV or you have multiple partners, you should take precautions. You and your partners are protect by using condoms.
Who is at Risk for Hepatitis C?
You are more likely to get it:
- Injectors have injected street drugs (even once)
- He was born between 1945 and 1965
- The clotting factor concentrates before 1987
- Before July 1992, blood transfusions or organ transplants were receiving.
- organs from a donor tested positive for hepatitis C
- In dialysis
- Is there a health worker who can be expose to needle sticks?
- Create an HIV infection
- They are born to an infected mother.
- In jail or jail
- Use intranasal
- Body piercing or tattooing
Can You Heal Again?
Yes. If you have been infected or cleared of the virus or you have been cure, you can get the infection again.
Could you be a blood or organ donor?
If you currently have symptoms or have tested positive for hepatitis C, you cannot give blood. But since the risk of transmission is low and hepatitis C is curable, you can often donate organs or tissues.
Supporting others to get tested for Hepatitis C
Anyone who is at risk should be tell that you have hepatitis C, although the risk of contracting the hepatitis C virus is low. You should tell your sexual partners, mates, and family members. Discussing your infection can be difficult, but anyone who is at risk should know. That way, they can get checked out and get treatment.
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