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Hep c

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  • Posted By: SADGIRL619
  • September 20, 2008
  • 06:06 AM

My husband is in prison and he just found out he has hep c, he has been there for 3 years, my question is can i get it from sex with him when he comes out?

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  • Supposedly, to the best of my knowledge, the HCV virus has never been found in sperm samples. Best ask your family physician though. I've had it since 1996 and had one particular GF since who felt comfortable enough with it to have unprotected sex, after I informed her of my testing positive. What an awful thing to have to tell someone... It made me feel filthy and lower than dirt to have to tell her, but I cared for her and felt I owed her that much.
    alias2277b 18 Replies
    • September 30, 2008
    • 10:37 PM
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  • sadgirl...The most important thing to remember is that you must not let ANY of your blood come in contact with ANY of his blood. This includes even the tiniest wound or opening in the skin...a hangnail, or mosquito bite, or chapped lips, or a zit...don't let them contact his blood. NEVER share a razor, or fingernail clippers, or a toothbrush, or a towel that he has used after shaving. Never have sex while on your period. If you have vaginal irritation, don't have sex until it's gone. If he is a man that carries a handkerchief, NEVER use it for ANYTHING. If he gets cut, wear rubber gloves if you help bandage him. (And of course, never share needles or coke straws, if that's your thing.) It might make for a little paranoia on your part, but, believe me, the paranoia is worth it. (I was on the HepC treatment for a year, and the treatment hurts more than the disease.) Be wise, and good luck.
    goodAlise 3 Replies
    • December 7, 2008
    • 08:23 PM
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  • Hey Sadgirl, Dont be too sad, everything will be ok! It has been detected early and there is MANY treatments out there! My mum has had HEP C from the age of 21, well she found out at 26 but she is 51 now and still alive and I was born healthy with no trace of HEP C, my dad has never contracted it through sex with her either as we both have been tested twice!We just watch out on the blood side of things, NEVER share toothbrush or razors, if she cuts herself she cleans it up herself and washes her own things separetly etc...Just normal keeping an eye on things. Mums doc said to me if we were to ****k fingers and rub it prob be unlikley i conract it but dont anyway to be careful!! So i hope everything works out and keep me posted love x0x0x0x0
    lozzie 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
    • 09:44 AM
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