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Author Topic: menstruation and hep c  (Read 10955 times)

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Offline xitlali

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menstruation and hep c
« on: October 22, 2015, 01:55:26 am »
Hello ,i have a question when you menstruate how do you properly clean your hands after you change your pad? I have heard soap and water do not kill the virus and i have also heard alchol doesnt either
Im especially concerned because my one year old has a cut on her leg and im terrified of giving it to her (since soap doesn't kill it, its still on my hands, im mensurating)
Also i dont have any band aids or sanitizer

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Re: menstruation and hep c
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 06:44:57 pm »
So far we have no evidence of hep C being transmitted via menstrual blood. Washing your hands with soap and water and lots of friction should be sufficient.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline Lynn K

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Re: menstruation and hep c
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 11:38:38 pm »
Hi xitlali

Are you planning on treating your hep c soon? Did you know there are new recently approved medicines that are much better tolerated than the old treatments, highly effective, and can be as simple as 1 pill a day for 8 weeks?

You could be cured of hep c and never have to worry about infecting your daughter or anyone else.

See your doctor and ask about what treatments are available to you.

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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