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Author Topic: crazy thing happened.....Not sure what to think.....very stressed  (Read 7243 times)

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Offline scalade

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I recently found out that a girl I gave oral sex too had hep C.I was giving her oral and she started her period so I had blood on my face and almost certain I got it in my mouth.Ive been a worried mess since this happened about two weeks ago.Whats the chances I contracted hep c from this situation? Any facts would help me maybe relax.Thanks

Offline Lynn K

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Re: crazy thing happened.....Not sure what to think.....very stressed
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 01:57:12 am »
Hep c requires blood to blood transmission. Even if you drank hep c infected blood you would be a almost zero risk of contracting hep c in that way. There are no known reports I am aware of of someone catching hep c from oral sex even with blood possibly involved.


even in the case of a health care worker who experiences an accidental needle stick involving a patient with know hep c the odds of transmission are around 1.2 % so your odds are proportionately that much lower.

I would not worry about it. If you continue to have concerns you can have the hep c antibody test in 6 months if you need to ease your mind about this incident
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Offline Nicola000

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Re: crazy thing happened.....Not sure what to think.....very stressed
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 07:30:28 pm »
Agreed. I am not a doctor, but my understanding is that HCV is broken down by the stomach if ingested. As was said above, it is blood to blood transmission
There would be a slight risk if you had a cut on your mouth, but that would be the only way. And it would be a miniscule risk.
Perhaps you could get tested to put your mind at rest.
But I wouldnt stress about this too much.

Nicola

 


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