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Hi again, Marevna, that`s great, very good news!  Thanks for coming back and letting us know.  smile 



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Jill 

(69 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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After three months I was tested and the test came back negative.



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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23175457



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58yr m/G 1A/ VL 9,000,000 / F 3  / STARTED TRIPPLE TX (Incivek)7-14-12 / UND WK-4-8-12-16-20-24-36- 48- 12 weeks post tx UND. SVR 1-10-14



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Hi and welcome, Marevna.   As the others have said, the risk of your becoming infected with Hep C in those circumstances would be very low indeed.  In theory it would be possible if your boyfriend had any open cuts of wounds so that there would be blood to blood contact, but even then the risk of catching it would be very low.

If you are still worried you would be able to ask your healthcare professional for a blood test to find out for sure, but there would be a waiting period of between a week to several months before your body produced enough virus antibodies to be detected.

All best wishes to you, Jill xx



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Jill 

(69 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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I'm sure I had Hep C before I  met my wife ( based on time I may have had it liver damage and high risk time in my life )  neither my wife  or son have it

I had unprotected sex for years after that and  before I knew I was infected my son is 25 now



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Harvoni started 12-12-14 for 24 wks PrevTX Geno 1 stage 3 cirrhosis - non resp Int/ ribv. Started Trial  in Aug 2011 -July 2012 into Incivek relapsed  Feb 2013 Had 72 weeks on interferon & Riba.



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Thank you. I will have to wait and see...



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Its a widely debated issue. The consensus, perhaps, is that though there is a risk, it is considered to be very low, under 5 pct.

And that may include sexual contacts where both partners have wounds, leading to a direct blood contact.

Your case does not seem to be the one of that category.

I know a few women who have been in this situation, and not once. Nothing ever happened.



-- Edited by Bouba on Tuesday 25th of December 2012 12:36:28 PM

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58 yo male, HCV since 1981. Gen 1B (IL28B, CT). Diagnosed 1999,  VL before tx 100'000. Biopsy A2, F3 fibrosis. Naive, SOT (with Incivek) Oct 26, 2012. UND @ week 4, 12, 18, 24, UND 12 and 24 weeks post-RX



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My boyfriend has hep C, he is a former IV drug user. We always used protection when having sex and never shared toothbrushes or rasors. However accidents happen. For the first time in 2 years of relation, the condom broke last night and I was menstruating. He finished inside. I read that the sperm may contain the virus and if the woman is menstruatijg, the virus can reach easier the bloodstream and the woman is more likely to get infected. Is there any other woman that found herself in this situation? Did you get infected like this? Thank you!



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