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Author Topic: Should I be worried about hepatitis?  (Read 2211 times)

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Offline Leosulla

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Should I be worried about hepatitis?
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:58:39 am »
I am currently 19 years old and 2 years ago i had unprotected vaginal sex , only recently did i test for std such as syphillis and hiv which i thankfully tested negative for.

My question is should i be worried about hepatitis a/b and c?

I have been vaccinated for hepatitis b and a both, (3doses for b) and ( 2 doses for a), can i be certain that my immunity therefore for them is still there? and how long will it last for?

Hepatitis c? should i be worried about that one? I think i did a antibody test for hepatitis c which was thankfully negative, can i be certain of this since my exposure was 2 years ago?

Offline Mugwump

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Re: Should I be worried about hepatitis?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 03:08:19 pm »
Again if HCV was easily contracted through unprotected sex it would be an epidemic that would be completely out of control because many of the previous generations caught it through other means. Especially the baby boomers born prior to 1970. This was because it was an unknown disease and sanitation with needles, surgery,  blood transfusions, tatoos, dental work etc was not always adequate to deal with HCV. On top of this a great many of us messed around sharing needles using street drugs.

If you had been exposed and contracted either HIV or HBV then you would test positive for it. The risk of contracting HCV through unprotected sex is so low that HCV is NOT... REPEAT NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A COMMUNICABLE STD

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Offline Lynn K

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Re: Should I be worried about hepatitis?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 08:57:34 pm »
Hepatitis c? should i be worried about that one? I think i did a antibody test for hepatitis c which was thankfully negative, can i be certain of this since my exposure was 2 years ago?

If you tests negative for hep c antibodies you do not have hep c
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!
I AM FREE!

 


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