Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 12, 2024, 03:47:30 pm

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 55130
  • Total Topics: 4851
  • Online Today: 204
  • Online Ever: 1314
  • (June 22, 2016, 05:23:42 am)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 28
Total: 28


Welcome to the Hep Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have Fatty Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, C or a co-infection, their friends and family and others with questions about hepatitis and liver health. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Hep Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: crazy thing happened.....Not sure what to think.....very stressed  (Read 7242 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline scalade

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
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

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 4,545
  • Get tested, get treated, get cured, fight Hep c!
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
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!

Offline Nicola000

  • Member
  • Posts: 21
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.



© 2024 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.