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Is hep C the same as AIDS?
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV. Over time untreated hepatitis C can cause serious liver disease including cirrhosis and liver cancer. Modern hepatitis C treatment has few side-effects and can cure almost everyone.
Can hep C spread sexually?
Sexual Transmission and Hepatitis C Although not common, hepatitis C can be transmitted through sexual activity. Having a sexually transmitted infection, having sex with multiple partners, and engaging in anal sex appear to increase a person’s risk for hepatitis C.
Which is worse hepatitis or AIDS?
HBV is less likely to be fatal than HIV, and many people who carry the virus don’t have symptoms. But because more than 250 million people live with chronic HBV infections, more than 7 times the number with HIV, its global death toll now rivals that of the more-feared virus.
Can you get hep C from sperm?
As with many infections, HCV lives in blood and bodily fluids. You can contract hepatitis C by coming into direct contact with an infected person’s blood. It can also be transmitted by contact with bodily fluids including saliva or semen of an infected person, but this is rare.
Does Hep C have a vaccine?
There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The best way to prevent hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially injecting drugs. Getting tested for hepatitis C is important, because treatments can cure most people with hepatitis C in 8 to 12 weeks.
Can you kiss someone with hep C?
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.
Would you date someone with hep C?
Hepatitis C is spread through blood-to-blood contact. Though certain sexual behaviors may increase the risk of hepatitis C, the virus is not typically sexually transmitted. So if you or your partner has been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you don’t have to swear off sex.