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Author Topic: Children of hep c patients  (Read 8562 times)

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Offline Patty8931

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Children of hep c patients
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:08:05 pm »
 I was diagnosed in 1992 after I had my children. I have genotype 1. Will be starting treatment with Sovaldi and Olysio after insurance approval. Understand it may cure. But what about my children? Didn't they get hep c when I gave birth?

Offline Marilyn666

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Re: Children of hep c patients
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 07:35:58 pm »
Hey there, I don't often answer new people but I don't want u to worry too much.  Your children need to be tested but I believe the chance of passing it to your child from giving birth are very low.  I contracted it before I had kids and they both tested negative.  Best of luck to you and yours.


Offline canythingbutaverage

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Re: Children of hep c patients
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 08:45:25 am »
The likelihood for a vertical transfer is low, recent figures have it around 4-5%
My mother had HCV Genotype 1a prior to my birth, my mother was in labor for a great deal of time before a c-section brought me into the world. She had no idea at the time that i would contract HCV from her, nor even that she had it. My brother is perfectly healthy. A cousin of mine with HCV Genotype 1 has two healthy kids.

It's a risk, but when she looks back at the circumstances with regret i simply remind her I'd prefer to have been born than not.
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