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Great, that ties in well then, and I think we can say that  your friend has nothing to worry about.  smile

~ Jill xx



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Thank you very much for your help.

Actually I have read that people with HEP-C can work in restaurants prepairing food, etc.  But this knowledge was just out of my consciousness when I asked you the last question :)



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Ok, I see what you mean, and that`s an interesting question.   Well, I would imagine the risk of catching Hep C from swallowing infected blood would be extremely low.  I haven`t seen it mentioned anywhere as a way of becoming infected, although I can`t say  for certain that it`s not possible.

I suppose a similar scenario would be if someone with Hep C was preparing food and cut themselves with a knife. There would definitely be a risk of infection if someone else were to cut themselves with the same knife and some infected blood entered their bloodstream via the cut, but if any blood got into the food would it be possible for someone eating it to then become infected?  It doesn`t seem at all likely, in my opinion, that the virus could survive the digestive process and enter the blood stream intact.

Sorry I can`t be more help!  Maybe someone else will be able to add something.

~ Jill xx

 

 



-- Edited by Cinnamon Girl on Sunday 29th of April 2012 09:47:31 PM

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Jill 

(70 yo, lives in UK)

Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 



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Thank you for your reply. I am sorry for replying so many days after.

Actually I am wondering if transmission is possible if the girl swallowed

some blood. Let's call it "transmission over stomach".

    Actually I do not know if he told her. I do not want to ask him.



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Hi! Your English is just fine!  aww

Well, the virus has to be transmitted directly from one person`s blood to another person`s blood, so theoretically if the girl had mouth sores or bleeding gums, for example, it would be possible for her to be infected from biting your friend`s lips if she drew blood, although I would think the risk would be very low.

Yes, you`re right, the risk of transmission with `calm` sex, (i.e. normal monogamous heterosexual sex) is extremely low compared to `rough` sex which could involve tearing of the anal or vaginal membranes, which is more likely to carry the risk of blood to blood contact.

You didn`t say whether your friend had told the girl that he had Hep C, but if he wants to make sure whether she has been infected or not, there is a simple blood test she could have which can detect HCV antibodies. Although one thing to bear in mind is that it usually takes the immune system 6 -12 weeks, and in some cases longer than that, to develop enough antibodies to be detected by an antibody test.

Hope that helps!

~ Jill xx

 



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24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 



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Hello.

Sorry for my english.

My friend has Hep-C. Recenty he told me that some girl(he had had sex with) had bitten his lips while having sex. Is transmission possible in such case? I have seen a lot of information about necessity to have "calm" sex and that Hep-C infected persons should avoid wound on genitals, but nothing about some blood getting into anothers' person mouth.



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