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Author Topic: Hep C Paranoia! Help  (Read 122 times)

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Offline ad3110

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Hep C Paranoia! Help
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:09:09 am »
I have been so paranoid that I have hep c. A few years ago I dated someone & his brother had it. He wasn’t into injection drugs as far as I know, but he was big into marijuana (not saying this is bad). The person I was with never had any health issues in the 2 years we dated. I just randomly remembered his brother had hep c & now i’m freaking out. I got tested yesterday to calm my nerves....is this even something I should be concerned about? Am I overreacting? I have been dating someone new for over 2 years now & i just keep thinking I gave him hep c.

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Hep C Paranoia! Help
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:52:37 am »
Absolutely no cause for concern.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
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Offline ad3110

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Re: Hep C Paranoia! Help
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 12:20:49 pm »
I keep thinking if they’re mom had HCV without knowing & passed it on to them

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hep C Paranoia! Help
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 03:32:51 pm »
Is this even something I should be concerned about?
No

Am I overreacting?
Yes

The odds of mother to child transmission is less than 5%
Hep c requires blood infected with hep c to enter the blood stream of an uninfected person. Hep c is not easily transmitted.
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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