View Full Version : Has anyone ever gotten Hepatitis C through having sex?


Andrewsbaby08
03-03-2010, 10:45 AM
Ok sorry if i sound pissy but im mad right now and have a question to ask..Has anyone on here ever gotten hepatitis C through having sex , no drug use involved to other possible way to have gotten it but by just having sex with an infected person?? My fiancee has hepatitis C when i first met him he kept it from me because he was afraid i wouldnt wanna be with him and at that time not knowing as much as i do now about it he probably would have been right..Anyways he told me he didnt tell me because he was told by a doctor when he was in prison that hepatitis C was so rare to catch through sexual contact that they've never actually had any just sexual cases recorded that most where from tattoos or needles, drug needles mostly( that is how he caught it)...Anyways im tired of arguing with my mother about it 24/7 ive read plenty of websites saying the risks of catching it through sex are very low...I've been with him almost 2 yrs now and was pregnant(misscarriage) by him,tested and dont have it...

Andrewsbaby08
03-03-2010, 10:50 AM
i get tested every 6 months as well for everything and thank god im always negative for it all..But still want to know what my risks truely are and if anyone has ever been infected through just having sex..._ know alot of people with hepatitis C but it was all through sharing needles and a blood transfusion as well and they have spouses who havent caught hep.C and they've been together for years and also have children as well....So what are my risks of catching this from my fiancee..

LM's Tinkerbell
03-03-2010, 10:57 AM
The risk is very very little. It is rare athough possibly to pass Hep C through sexual intercourse.

only1love
03-04-2010, 08:59 PM
Hepatitis C is NOT sexually transmitted! It is a blood born pathogen which means you can ONLY get it from your blood coming in contact with the blood of a contaminated person. This is the ONLY way to contract Hepatitis C

CoNpal
03-04-2010, 09:15 PM
You can get it from sex if the sex is...er...damaging to the tissue such as anal sex can be or kinky things that might draw blood. There is very little risk in a monogamous relationship but it could happen.

joetnymedic
03-06-2010, 02:23 PM
you can get it thru sex, but it is very rare. I think less than 5%. most who have got it thru sex have had numerous partners, etc. If you're with only one person, the chances are slim. As linda stated it is blood to blood but as CoNpal points out any sex in which tissue damage occurs, can result in it being contracted.


Joe

GoodBI_girl
03-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Hepatitis C is NOT sexually transmitted! It is a blood born pathogen which means you can ONLY get it from your blood coming in contact with the blood of a contaminated person. This is the ONLY way to contract Hepatitis C

Good points, its the contact of blood during some sexual acts that is the problem, not just "sex".

http://sexandhepc.com/


This is including; adult topics here, sex during one's menstrual cycle, anal sex and gingivitis (bleeding gums/oral sex). I think people may discount oral sex somewhat but with the state of penal dentistry and lack of proper flossing and brushing one never knows the condtion of the mouth. Even rough tooth brushing before sex is not recommended, good for hygiene but not for other things.

decoprincess
03-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Hepatitis C is NOT sexually transmitted! It is a blood born pathogen which means you can ONLY get it from your blood coming in contact with the blood of a contaminated person. This is the ONLY way to contract Hepatitis C

Listen to the Nurse.
My guys mother is also a nurse, and before we ever had any physical contact she sat us down and explained this to us.
As of 3 years, I did not contact C or anything else.

Brittney Nathan
03-29-2010, 06:53 AM
It is rare you can get it sexually. My Dad had it, he got it by using a shared tattoo needle when he was younger.

godislove52
04-27-2010, 12:34 PM
b 4 my husband went to prison, we both were tested. we tested negative. now he has been locked down for a while and they say he has it and they can not give him the medicine. they said that it cost to much. so now what do i do?

only1love
05-03-2010, 10:21 PM
b 4 my husband went to prison, we both were tested. we tested negative. now he has been locked down for a while and they say he has it and they can not give him the medicine. they said that it cost to much. so now what do i do?

I am not sure that I understand the question. Are you asking how to get him treatment while incarcerated? Or are you concerned for yourself?

Hepatitis C is not sexually transmitted. It is a blood borne pathogen that requires blood to blood contact. ( Your blood coming in contact with his blood) If that does not happen, it is highly, highly unlikely that you will get Hepatitis C from him.

Money is NOT the reason for lack of treatment in prison. It has more to do with genotype and titer levels as compared to length of sentence. The treatment is long, at least 6 months and up to 2 years in many cases. If an inmate is due to be released during that timeframe, most systems will opt to postpone treatment until release so that there is not a break in treatment. Yes this saves them money and yes, the treatment is very expensive.

The treatment works more effectively on certain genotypes. Type 1A is the most difficult to treat. If a person does NOT have type 1A, then the prison system is more likely to treat since the treatment is typically shorter and more effective.

Additionally, there are many side effects to the treatment. Prisons are not set up for even basic medical care. Follow up appointments with specialists and management of side effects is a very difficult task and one that they would prefer not to deal with. Some inmates have other medical or psychiatric issues that make the treatment out of the question. So it is not just a simple matter of finances.

ItalianHitGirl
05-08-2010, 04:10 PM
Hepatitis C is NOT sexually transmitted! It is a blood born pathogen which means you can ONLY get it from your blood coming in contact with the blood of a contaminated person. This is the ONLY way to contract Hepatitis C

Only1love is 100% correct. I JUST got tested for this yesterday and my Dr. explained all about it including the fact that it absolutely can not be transmitted via regular sex.

scooters wifey
05-08-2010, 08:48 PM
It has to blood to blood contact i have hep c and so does my husband i got mine from a street tattoo anyway its very rare to get it from sex

Missingmyman76
05-15-2010, 05:45 AM
I have hep C and to this day the dr is not positive how I got it -- he is about 85% sure I got mine from my ex husband. I have never used any street drugs and both my tattoos were done professionally with me watching them open the needle packaging. I do know that he got very badly cut about 3 years into our marriage and I took care of it bandaging and cleaning and so forth; so I could have easily got it then b/c I worked with my hands and they were always cut ( did one of them open up-- I don't know) The only way I could have gotten it by a dirty needle is I'm diabetic and plenty of times hosp have brought my insulin already drawn up. That being said my ex had many blood transfusions back in the early 80's when they didn't test for it. My dr told me before my outbreak in 2009 that I had it for several years but did not know exactly how long. So that being said my kids then 2 and 7 had to be tested to make sure I had not passed it to them when they were born and thank God so far neither has it. I'm going to say this just be careful who you are with, how you have sex, who you help, bc no matter if you have never done anything bad to get it -- you def can and like me it can sneak up on you. I was at work and thought I had a virus b/c I got very sick like my sugar was dropping -- 2 bosses told me I was yellow. (Jaundice) I went to ER and spent 4 days in Hosp why they ran test after test and had all sorts of questions asked ( more from my nosey family than from the drs lol) b/c they thought my bf gave it to me. I can not pass it I have to low of a count now and my bf (hes the one in prison) does NOT have it. But that being said he has stuck by me this past year and told me that he will always be here even if it means there still is that slight risk my numbers could go back up. That being said now everyone knows why I stand by my man why he does his time; not just bc I love him very much but bc I could not have asked for a better support group when I was down and now I'm paying him back for loving me unconditionally. Nikki

TimedOut
05-15-2010, 08:10 AM
Straight from Mayo Clinic:

Hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is spread when you come in contact with contaminated blood.
Examples of how HCV can be spread include:

Blood transfusions and organ transplants before 1992. Improved blood-screening tests became available in 1992. Before that year, it was possible to unknowingly contract hepatitis C through a blood transfusion or organ transplant.
Shared needles. HCV can also spread through sharing contaminated needles when injecting drugs.
Childbirth. A small number of babies born to mothers with hepatitis C acquire the infection during childbirth.
Sexual contact. In rare cases, HCV may be transmitted sexually.

JmsGrL
05-28-2010, 09:01 AM
I have been with my boyfriend for about two years, and I also get tested every six months. I have not contracted anything and have been told by doctors that I shouldn't worry about it. It is possible, but rare. Most doctors told me to not change our sexual relationship, but as someone previously mentioned, rough sex, or any sex that may cause blood could in fact increase your chances.

harasubam
05-28-2010, 10:26 AM
one way no one thinks about is sharing a razor, this is pretty comon with couples, when one of you run out of blades,

Shari
06-10-2010, 01:27 PM
Another thing common with couples that can transmit HepC is sharing clippers or tweesers. It is best if your partner has it to just get everyone their own hygien stuff and never share stuff that might get blood on it for one reason or another. This includes razors, toothbrushes, nail clippers, tweesers, and stuff like that.

LUVNKD4LIFE1002
08-31-2010, 03:36 AM
my husband has hep-c and he too kept it from me when we first me. At the time he was taking daily pills and weekly injections. He lied and said he had cancer. Well I wasn't stupid I looked the drug names up online and found out they were used to treat hep-c. He kept it from me because he was afraid I would think less of him and not want to be with him. He show me literature he got from the medical specialists he saw for his treatment and it said there is only a 3% chance of getting it thru sex. I've been with him for a year and have been tested at least 4 or 5 times and do not have it and we have never used protection. Sex is at the bottom of the list of ways to contract hep-c. So I wouldn't let it worry you too much. You can't live your life worrying about it. If you love you man then love him no matter what.

HisLoveAwaits
08-31-2010, 07:40 PM
b 4 my husband went to prison, we both were tested. we tested negative. now he has been locked down for a while and they say he has it and they can not give him the medicine. they said that it cost to much. so now what do i do?


The treatment for Hep C is NASTY! It brings many to want to committ suicide. Its like having the flu a thousand times over. Prison might not be a good place for treatment.

However, tell your husband to go easy on his liver. Red meat and Iron is hard on a comprimised liver. The only thing he can do is take best care of himself possible. Good luck to you both.

gothica
10-26-2010, 12:32 PM
you can get it thru prison sex, think about it? family visits every two months or so, the sex will be intense and there will be some tearing so when it comes to prison sex, yea you can get it, i know of a couple of peeps who got it that way, and no they were not drug users or got transfusions. :(

you can get it thru sex, but it is very rare. I think less than 5%. most who have got it thru sex have had numerous partners, etc. If you're with only one person, the chances are slim. As linda stated it is blood to blood but as CoNpal points out any sex in which tissue damage occurs, can result in it being contracted.


Joe

Charles Girl
11-01-2010, 08:09 PM
I have been w/ my husband going on 15 years and he has had it sense we were together and longer, I have been tested many of times and NEVER has it come back I have it. We have NEVER used protection during sex so it is up to you but VERY unlikely

Kimi06
12-16-2011, 11:29 AM
There is still that 5% possibility and risk of catching it.
It's not ok to just lay down with out protection
and think that because of the stats you are
protected and it will not happen. This happens
to people when they go against the percentages/logistics.
We unfortunately have young women all the time
tested for Hep C, Hep B, HIV due to multiple
partners and unprotected sex none of them
got infected thru drug use. The fact that they
had multiples still shows that it can be
spread thru sex by another person who chances
are didn't even know they had it. There fore they
were not being treated nor did they think about
the precautions that should be taking. Only people
who are aware will do that. It's that 5% that
will get people every time especially when not
protecting themselves and playing the Russian
roulette game. Education on this is truly important.
I know people who have gotten it from there significant others
thru sex.
I also know of another lady who never got it from her husband@all.
so what that says is it is still possible rather it's rare instances
or not.
Hep C is very serious!

No it is not a death sentence but always look @ the possibilities.
I stand behind that 100% have a good friend hiv and a dear friend with hep C.

Blessings to you and yours
KImi06

werewolfsgirl
12-16-2011, 12:02 PM
My father has it. And had a liver transplant cause it. My mom doesn't have it. Neither does any ten of us kids. It is very rare but,it can be passed through by sex.

loves & misses my hubby

cindjoblac
12-19-2011, 12:44 PM
My husband has it, and we make sure that we use our own razors, or he will use an old one of mine, but you also need to make sure you don't share a toothbrush. Hope this helps, he has had treatment, and believe me the treatment is not fun. His count was down, but while he was back in prison, they tested him again, and he count was up again. but they refused to let him have the treatment as he did not have enough time in their minds.


one way no one thinks about is sharing a razor, this is pretty comon with couples, when one of you run out of blades,

only1love
12-19-2011, 08:02 PM
The ONLY way to get HepC is via blood to blood contact! Period. So the blood of a contaminated person came in contact with your blood and you got contaminated. Can that happen sexually? If his penis is bleeding & nd you vagina is bleeding at the same time, then yes, it is possible. The disease is poorly understood, even by general practice physicians. I have hep C and to this day the dr is not positive how I got it -- he is about 85% sure I got mine from my ex husband. I have never used any street drugs and both my tattoos were done professionally with me watching them open the needle packaging. I do know that he got very badly cut about 3 years into our marriage and I took care of it bandaging and cleaning and so forth; so I could have easily got it then b/c I worked with my hands and they were always cut ( did one of them open up-- I don't know) The only way I could have gotten it by a dirty needle is I'm diabetic and plenty of times hosp have brought my insulin already drawn up. That being said my ex had many blood transfusions back in the early 80's when they didn't test for it. My dr told me before my outbreak in 2009 that I had it for several years but did not know exactly how long. So that being said my kids then 2 and 7 had to be tested to make sure I had not passed it to them when they were born and thank God so far neither has it. I'm going to say this just be careful who you are with, how you have sex, who you help, bc no matter if you have never done anything bad to get it -- you def can and like me it can sneak up on you. I was at work and thought I had a virus b/c I got very sick like my sugar was dropping -- 2 bosses told me I was yellow. (Jaundice) I went to ER and spent 4 days in Hosp why they ran test after test and had all sorts of questions asked ( more from my nosey family than from the drs lol) b/c they thought my bf gave it to me. I can not pass it I have to low of a count now and my bf (hes the one in prison) does NOT have it. But that being said he has stuck by me this past year and told me that he will always be here even if it means there still is that slight risk my numbers could go back up. That being said now everyone knows why I stand by my man why he does his time; not just bc I love him very much but bc I could not have asked for a better support group when I was down and now I'm paying him back for loving me unconditionally. Nikki

Angelica1453
03-15-2012, 01:03 AM
Ok sorry if i sound pissy but im mad right now and have a question to ask..Has anyone on here ever gotten hepatitis C through having sex , no drug use involved to other possible way to have gotten it but by just having sex with an infected person?? My fiancee has hepatitis C when i first met him he kept it from me because he was afraid i wouldnt wanna be with him and at that time not knowing as much as i do now about it he probably would have been right..Anyways he told me he didnt tell me because he was told by a doctor when he was in prison that hepatitis C was so rare to catch through sexual contact that they've never actually had any just sexual cases recorded that most where from tattoos or needles, drug needles mostly( that is how he caught it)...Anyways im tired of arguing with my mother about it 24/7 ive read plenty of websites saying the risks of catching it through sex are very low...I've been with him almost 2 yrs now and was pregnant(misscarriage) by him,tested and dont have it...
I'm sorry to say that...YES you can get it through sexual contact and your main concern besides the disease is 'if' you plan on having a child with this person... and you should have been told the truth. If you can live with someone not telling you important things that has to do with your life...then go ahead. My prayers go out to you...

Melody68
03-22-2012, 07:53 PM
My fiancÚ and I discovered he had hep c when doing pre op for surgery in december and we have never used protection so there was concerns for me, mostly from him thinking he could have caused me harm but I went and talk to my Dr. Was tested and was negative. I told him nothing will change in our relationship. I will get regular testing and if one day I happen to get it then we will handle it. I love him and stand by him no matter what.

Kcouture7
03-23-2012, 11:04 PM
Oh man, i need to know cus my man just found out he had it. I dont do intravenous drugs so i thought i was ok. But my doctor told me that it can be passed sexually and it can lay dormant so get tested regularly.
My son has had health issues. He was born big, over 9 lbs but is 9 months old now and is only 15 pounds. They diagnosed him with somethin called failure to thrive. Which basically means hes stopped growin and they dont know why. He eats, hes happy and healthy. He crawls he says simple words mumma dada baba bimpa (binky). Hes seen teams and teams of doctors. I never thought to check him for hep. C. Or even mention it for that matter. Guess its time to call the doctor...

Melody68
03-24-2012, 10:12 AM
You can get it through sex but it's rare I was told unless the sex is either rough or there's bleeding involved. I know my Dr said you can't through semen but I get tested regularly. I have kids with my oldest being handicapped but nothing to do with Hep C.

Kcouture7
03-24-2012, 12:36 PM
The treatment for Hep C is NASTY! It brings many to want to committ suicide. Its like having the flu a thousand times over. Prison might not be a good place for treatment.

However, tell your husband to go easy on his liver. Red meat and Iron is hard on a comprimised liver. The only thing he can do is take best care of himself possible. Good luck to you both.

Yea my brother in law went thru it. While he was in prison. He was so sick and he gained SO MUCH WEIGHT! But then, it went undetected. Je lost weight, got his muscles back and u would never know
Plus, my man has hep c and hes in prison. But they wont treat it. Unfortunately unless ur like dying they wont do much for u

LeBeau
03-25-2012, 10:57 AM
According to this Mayo Clinic piece (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-c/AN00701)

If you're in a long-term, monogamous relationship with a partner who has hepatitis C, your risk of contracting hepatitis C is thought to be low. For these monogamous couples, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn't recommend routine condom use to prevent transmission. But couples should avoid sharing razors, toothbrushes and nail clippers.



It's worth noting, though, that "low" does not mean "non-existant", so I'd think that it would be wise to avoid types of contact that are considered especially risky, like sex when either partner has an abrasion or open wound and...uhm...er.... activities that rely on intense friction should probably involve condoms because "playing rough" can cause tiny tears and abrasions in delicate tissue, increasing the risk of contracting any virus or bacterial infection that happens to be lurking around.

mrogers0883
04-05-2012, 09:54 PM
the only way to catch it is through contact with blood my husband has it and i have it to now

Melody68
05-01-2012, 02:16 PM
My fiancÚ was just told today that even though he has Hep C he wouldn't be getting treatments in jail. They said it's an 18 month program and he has 16 weeks to go on his time.

only1love
05-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Although that is correct, if you can get his medical records before he leaves it will not only save bunches of money for testing but it will also allow the doctors on the outside to gauge whether the disease is stable, active, in remission, etc.

The medication is not for everyone. Each patient must be evaluated on a case by case basis. The treatment is not easy. There are many side effects.

If the doctor determines that he does qualify for treatment, there is a way to get the medication for free as long as he is very compliant with the appointments to the doctor. I would suggest to start looking for a hepatologist in your area and find out how and when to begin treatment for him on the outside. It will still be 18 months of treatment. One year of medication and 6 months of follow up.

My fiancÚ was just told today that even though he has Hep C he wouldn't be getting treatments in jail. They said it's an 18 month program and he has 16 weeks to go on his time.

Kcouture7
06-30-2012, 06:02 PM
I have gotten hep c through sex. Unfortunately, my fiance is a recovering intravenous drug user. He shared a needle with someone who had shared a needle with someone. Well he stopped using and i got pregnant with our second son. He went away right after the birth and i didnt get to talk to him for a few weeks. I was sooo sick.
When i did get to hear from him, bad news dont hate me babe i tested positive for hep c. So i got tested and im positive for hep c. Thankfully neither of my children are.
You can live a full happy long life, but u need to be careful and take care of urself. Limit drinkin and drug use, exercise, and listen to ur body.
I had to do 6 months of peg interferon and its not fun. But my hep c has since gone undetected. Im not cured but im not sick either.

Kcouture7
06-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Although that is correct, if you can get his medical records before he leaves it will not only save bunches of money for testing but it will also allow the doctors on the outside to gauge whether the disease is stable, active, in remission, etc.

The medication is not for everyone. Each patient must be evaluated on a case by case basis. The treatment is not easy. There are many side effects.

If the doctor determines that he does qualify for treatment, there is a way to get the medication for free as long as he is very compliant with the appointments to the doctor. I would suggest to start looking for a hepatologist in your area and find out how and when to begin treatment for him on the outside. It will still be 18 months of treatment. One year of medication and 6 months of follow up.



You can have hep c and not need treatment. Unfortunately unless you are on the verge of dying or you are really ill they wont treat it.

waiting415years
07-24-2012, 09:03 AM
My husband got Hep C though his prison tats. My doctor told me that it would be veryunlikely I would get it. But, told me to be really careful if I have any sores or cuts in my mouth about kissing him at a visit.

only1love
07-25-2012, 07:28 PM
Unfortunately unless you are on the verge of dying or you are really ill they wont treat it.[/quote]

This is not a true statement. I am not sure if you are referring to inmates or just people in general. Although the guidelines for treatment vary a bit, the criteria for treatment is very similar. The guidelines are a bit different. Treatment is available to inmates who qualify for treatment.

If a patient has genotype 1a-

They must have a minimum of 18 months remaining on their sentence to be considered for treatment.
They cannot have a history of depression or psych disorders.
They cannot have cirrhosis of the liver because the medication does not work if there is cirrhosis.
And the patient must be under 180 pounds. Some docs will push this to the 200 mark, however the medication does not work on individuals heavier than 90kg. The medication is dose dependent, and the dose is supposed to be weight dependent. The FDA however would not approve all doses due to side effects. The dose that was approved maxs out at 90kg.
They cannot be eligible for parole or work release and they must be in mental and physical shape in the doctor's opinion to endure the treatment without stops and starts for 1 full year followed by 6 months of follow up. The reason for this is that you cannot "partially treat" a patient. It must be an all or nothing decision.

If while on treatment, the side effects become so severe that they are debilitating or require hospitalization, the treatment will be stopped and will not be resumed.

6 months into treatment lab work is done to determine serological response. If the patient has not responded, the medication is not continued. If there is a response, the treatment continues for the remaining 6 months.

If the genotype is NOT 1a
Everything stated above for genotype 1a still applies except for :

Only 6 months of treatment is required. For those patients one year needs to be remaining on the sentence.
Again, no work release or pending parole permitted.
Treatment is given for the full 6 months, and the patient is observed for another 6 months.

In the free world, the doctors are free to do more frequent blood work. They can also adjust the dose up or down.

There is an enormous amount of information posted in this forum for Hep C and the treatment. As I always say, the treatment is not for everyone and each patient must be evaluated on a case by case basis.

You can have hep c and not need treatment. Unfortunately unless you are on the verge of dying or you are really ill they wont treat it.

Kcouture7
07-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Unfortunately unless you are on the verge of dying or you are really ill they wont treat it.

This is not a true statement. I am not sure if you are referring to inmates or just people in general. Although the guidelines for treatment vary a bit, the criteria for treatment is very similar. The guidelines are a bit different. Treatment is available to inmates who qualify for treatment.

If a patient has genotype 1a-

They must have a minimum of 18 months remaining on their sentence to be considered for treatment.
They cannot have a history of depression or psych disorders.
They cannot have cirrhosis of the liver because the medication does not work if there is cirrhosis.
And the patient must be under 180 pounds. Some docs will push this to the 200 mark, however the medication does not work on individuals heavier than 90kg. The medication is dose dependent, and the dose is supposed to be weight dependent. The FDA however would not approve all doses due to side effects. The dose that was approved maxs out at 90kg.
They cannot be eligible for parole or work release and they must be in mental and physical shape in the doctor's opinion to endure the treatment without stops and starts for 1 full year followed by 6 months of follow up. The reason for this is that you cannot "partially treat" a patient. It must be an all or nothing decision.

If while on treatment, the side effects become so severe that they are debilitating or require hospitalization, the treatment will be stopped and will not be resumed.

6 months into treatment lab work is done to determine serological response. If the patient has not responded, the medication is not continued. If there is a response, the treatment continues for the remaining 6 months.

If the genotype is NOT 1a
Everything stated above for genotype 1a still applies except for :

Only 6 months of treatment is required. For those patients one year needs to be remaining on the sentence.
Again, no work release or pending parole permitted.
Treatment is given for the full 6 months, and the patient is observed for another 6 months.

In the free world, the doctors are free to do more frequent blood work. They can also adjust the dose up or down.

There is an enormous amount of information posted in this forum for Hep C and the treatment. As I always say, the treatment is not for everyone and each patient must be evaluated on a case by case basis.

[/QUOTE]

Ok well i have hep c, and even though ive been thru treatment once, the disease is no detectable in my system and i am having complications from the disease again, because my liver levels are not at drastically high levels, i wont receive treatment again until they reach a certain level. And ive been treated at mass general, one of the best hospitals not only in boston but in the world
And my husband is in prison in massachusetts. He is on dialysis becaise his kidneys are failing which is a side effect of his hepatitis. He is a model inmate, hasnt been in trouble hasnt been in the hole hasnt been in any fights. And they will treat his kidney failure, but they theres a waitin list almost 3 years long for him to receive interferon treatment.
So it doesnt matter what type of hepatitis you have, whether or not you are in prison or not, maybe your experience is different but mass has the highest opiate addiction rate, which makes it one of the highest rates of hepatitis sickness and interferon is not available for just anybody at anytime.
And the worst part, if ur in prison and u r on treatments and u get a ticket for anythin, not tuckin in ur t shirt not returnin a library book on time gettin into an argument, you r immediately removed from treatment and refused interferon for the rest of ur bid
So again, maybe where ur from is different but where im at in boston ma, this is how shit works

Kcouture7
07-28-2012, 11:53 AM
And like what happens to those people, like my fiance, who are 6'6 and will never weigh 200 lbs in his life? I know, they treat his symptoms til the disease gets the best of him and he gets taken away

HaveHopeNetwork
07-29-2012, 01:51 AM
Ok sorry if i sound pissy but im mad right now and have a question to ask..Has anyone on here ever gotten hepatitis C through having sex , no drug use involved to other possible way to have gotten it but by just having sex with an infected person?? My fiancee has hepatitis C when i first met him he kept it from me because he was afraid i wouldnt wanna be with him and at that time not knowing as much as i do now about it he probably would have been right..Anyways he told me he didnt tell me because he was told by a doctor when he was in prison that hepatitis C was so rare to catch through sexual contact that they've never actually had any just sexual cases recorded that most where from tattoos or needles, drug needles mostly( that is how he caught it)...Anyways im tired of arguing with my mother about it 24/7 ive read plenty of websites saying the risks of catching it through sex are very low...I've been with him almost 2 yrs now and was pregnant(misscarriage) by him,tested and dont have it...


Collidal Silver has been shown to kill the virus. I do not have it but have known people that have had it . I have known person that said that Collodial Silver cures it . If you truly love him dont worry about we are all going to die one day . Just find something to kill the virus if it exist. Talk to a Herbalist go to GNC or the Vitaim Shop and talk to a Doctor since I am not a professional.

Peace

Kcouture7
07-29-2012, 08:48 AM
Collidal Silver has been shown to kill the virus. I do not have it but have known people that have had it . I have known person that said that Collodial Silver cures it . If you truly love him dont worry about we are all going to die one day . Just find something to kill the virus if it exist. Talk to a Herbalist go to GNC or the Vitaim Shop and talk to a Doctor since I am not a professional.

Peace

I dont kno if it will kill it, but it will go undetected in ur system. But just cus its undetected doesnt mean u dont have it, that it wont come back and it doesnt mean that while its undetected u cant spread it cus u can. Its like aids/hiv. Its actually the same treatment they give aids patients. Ribovarin everyday shot of interferon once a week for 6 months to a year. Mines gone undetected, my brother in law is undetected but my husband and his nephew still come up positive.
U can live with it. If you keep healthy no drugs, excersise eat right. Ull be ok. Just take care of urself, be smart. U can even have babies that wont be infected, i did. I have hep c transmitted through sex and found out during. Y pregnancy and my son is fine.
Just be smart about it

Trondogs
07-31-2012, 10:14 PM
My hubby has had hep c for the entire 8 years we've been together. We have children and I get tested every year and do not have it. It CAN be transmitted by having sex but ONLY through blood to blood direct contact. For example If you have a bleeding cut in your genital area or bleeding herpe sore and the person that youre having sex with also has a bleeding cut in their genital area or a bleeding herpe sore it can be transmitted. But both your cuts and/or sores have to bleed TOGETHER

Kcouture7
08-03-2012, 10:27 PM
I dont know of any cuts on his half, but i know he had been using drugs and when we where havin sex it was pretty rough and i had some tearing. Neither of us has herpes or warts or any std. But who knows, he works w his hands doing construction and im a hair dresser, both of us have cuts on our hands all the time so maybe it was that. He got it from sharing a dirty needle, i have never done any drugs other than smoke a joint every now and then before i had kids and now i have a few beers by the pool on the weekends. However i caught it, i know it cant be cured but you can be ok.

Kcouture7
08-03-2012, 10:31 PM
And ive done alot of research since ive been infected. And yes, you can catch it sexually. Especially when someone is newly infected, if your having rough sex or having sex on your period.
Chances are higher if you have multiple partners, which is not my case its just been me and chad since, well, like 8 years.

Trondogs
08-04-2012, 12:48 AM
I dont know of any cuts on his half, but i know he had been using drugs and when we where havin sex it was pretty rough and i had some tearing. Neither of us has herpes or warts or any std. But who knows, he works w his hands doing construction and im a hair dresser, both of us have cuts on our hands all the time so maybe it was that. He got it from sharing a dirty needle, i have never done any drugs other than smoke a joint every now and then before i had kids and now i have a few beers by the pool on the weekends. However i caught it, i know it cant be cured but you can be ok.

If you have a cat/kitten and the cat scratches him and then you it can be passed. I think it can stay on surfaces (cat nails) or even each others nail- for 3-4 days

Trondogs
08-04-2012, 12:49 AM
And ive done alot of research since ive been infected. And yes, you can catch it sexually. Especially when someone is newly infected, if your having rough sex or having sex on your period.
Chances are higher if you have multiple partners, which is not my case its just been me and chad since, well, like 8 years.

If the woman had hep c only and she had sex with a man how would her period blood get into his blood?

Kcouture7
08-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Thats what im saying. Its not only blood. Ive been doin research and the center for disease control released an article sayin it CAN BE SPREAD SEXUALLY. U dont need to be bleeding. While the chances r small the possibility is there. Do some research talk to ur docs. Even my doc at massachusetts general in boston said he has multiple patients who have contracted

Kcouture7
08-04-2012, 10:40 AM
Hep c through sexual interaction. All im tryin to say is be careful. Im not tryin to preach to anyone or prove a point im just puttin my story out there so people are aware of what can happen. It happened to me. It can happen and even tho people are thinkin it cant, it can

Trondogs
08-05-2012, 12:10 AM
Ok but how? Like medically how? Sperm doesn't contain blood either and hep c is a blood transmitted disease only. It's not like HIV where it can me spread through semen and female secretions etc. Unless it has changed and I'm not up to date- but when I asked my dr about it he said sex with blood to blood contact, not just sex or rough sex, any type of sex that involves bleeding into each other's blood. He said they have to legally say it can be transmitted during sex because there could be possible bleeding between both partners during the sex "act" Do you have any links with more info. Would like to know more! My husband just cleared it through the triple drug treatment and I just tested negative last week- but I'm still always interested in knowing more. Thank you

Kcouture7
08-05-2012, 03:39 AM
Sexual transmission of HCV had been considered to occur rarely. However, recent data indicate that sexual transmission of HCV can occur, especially among HIV-infected persons. CDC surveillance data demonstrate that 10% of persons with acute HCV infection report contact with a known HCV-infected sex partner as their only risk for infection (437). Specific studies of HCV transmission between heterosexual or homosexual couples have yielded mixed results, but generally have found low but increased rates of HCV infection in partners of persons with HCV infection compared with those whose partners are not HCV-infected (450–455)

http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/hepc.htm

Getting HCV by having sex with someone does not happen very often. But we know that it is possible to give or get blood-borne viruses, like HCV, during sex. HCV is not usually found in body fluids like semen or vaginal fluids. If it is there, it is in very small amounts.
If someone is in a long-term relationship with a person who has hepatitis C, there is only a small chance (up to 3% over 20 years) that they could get hepatitis C from their sexual partner. Of course this assumes that neither partner is having sex outside of the relationship.
It may be easier for women to get HCV from men than for men to get HCV from women. It may be easier to get HCV when havin sex with a woman who has HCV while she’s on her menstrual cycle, or period. This is because HCV is spread through the blood

http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/Basics/sextrans.pdf

only1love
08-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Hep C is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is a blood borne pathogen and therefore transmitted via blood to blood. Let you imagination run wild and see if there is a senerio when both partners would be bleeding at the same time during sex.
That is what has to happen! If there is no blood, then there is nothing for the virus to attach to. It is that simple.

There are however people who engage in activities that have the potential to lead to bleeding, and for those individuals, and in those cases only, then yes, it can happen.

Protection is a good idea anyway for the zillion diseases that ARE sexually transmitted.

Kcouture7
08-06-2012, 06:29 AM
For someone to tell me to allow my imagination to run wild after input my story out there, and backed it up with links to government websites like someone asked me to do. She wasnt even involved in the conversation. She is one of the reasons why people w hep c r made to feel ashamed and feel as tho we need to keep quiet about our disease.
Ive been with my husband for 12 years. He shared a needle with his nephew who shared a needle with his friend knowing that he had hep c. I dont look dont on them for doin what they did, i dont condone it because it caused them to do things that put them both in jail for extended periods of time. I have never used intravenous drugs. I was gettin routine blood work done during my pregnancy when i found out. I actually tried to kill myself after havin my son because i was so scared. I was scared i was gonna die, inwas scared i was goin to pass it to my children and i was scared of bein judged as a person on my disease.
Ive had sex on my period, but my husband doesnt have any sores at all for blood on blood contact.
And, someone asked for references and i gave quotes and links to new government research being done by the cdc saying that their r traces of hep c virus in sperm and vaginal secretions. And that 10% of newly contracted hep c patients acquired it sexually.
So maybe swearing was childish. But until people choose to see whats going on, choose to be negative call people liars (yes me, i acquired it sexually) and continue to put people down, they will be the ones living with their heads in the clouds and lettin their imaginations run wild

I came to this post to make people aware. To put my story out there. I didnt want to preach to anyone i didnt want to make anyone uncomfortable. I did what i came here to do and im done w this thread. If anyone wants to reach me they can pm me i wont be comin back here.

only1love
08-06-2012, 07:43 AM
The CDC information was provided by my doctor- no need to re-post what I already wrote ( the government guidelines) the ONLY reason any percent of sexual transmission is even listed is because people would sue if it wasn't there.

I told PTO when I came back that I make no apology for the science. My posts unfortunately are not opinion and are based on 25 years of facts and evolving knowledge as the medical community continues to seek better outcomes for those with the disease.

only1love
08-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Your doctor gave you the correct information.

It is always a good idea to ask the doctor first. If the doctor states that they are not familiar with the disease, then it's fine to go elsewhere for information.

Hep C is a very complicated disease and many doctors do not want to get involved with it and that is fine.

The science has NOT changed. It is a blood borne pathogen that transmitted via blood to blood contact. I am happy to hear that someone was completely cleared with the triple therapy.

Ok but how? Like medically how? Sperm doesn't contain blood either and hep c is a blood transmitted disease only. It's not like HIV where it can me spread through semen and female secretions etc. Unless it has changed and I'm not up to date- but when I asked my dr about it he said sex with blood to blood contact, not just sex or rough sex, any type of sex that involves bleeding into each other's blood. He said they have to legally say it can be transmitted during sex because there could be possible bleeding between both partners during the sex "act" Do you have any links with more info. Would like to know more! My husband just cleared it through the triple drug treatment and I just tested negative last week- but I'm still always interested in knowing more. Thank you

waiting415years
08-15-2012, 11:24 PM
My husband gets treatment in prison. He also has 15 years left on his bid. So, you can get treatment in prison. Because of AIDS and Hep C & B, Virginia made it illegal to get or give prison tats.

JLSC
08-25-2012, 11:48 PM
I just got a call from my boyfriend yesterday. He'd been having issues with his liver, and the jail he's now in just did some tests. He called me yesterday while I was at work to tell me he'd been diagnosed with Hep C. Luckily for me, I have the antibodies, but he was so terrified and I had to calm him down.

hopefully the meds that they will give him to manage it doesn't make him sick. And I hope that he's not too terrified anymore now that I've told him that everything is all right and that I'm sticking with him throughout this. He was just so scared that him telling me that he had Hep C was a dealbreaker and that I would leave him.

I did some digging because he was worried what his having it, would do for our plans to have children. And soon as i talk to him again I'll be able to tell him, that he won't pass the Hep C to our kids and I likely won't pass the antibody to them either. So that should make him happier than he was on Friday.

Kimi06
01-18-2013, 11:59 AM
For someone to tell me to allow my imagination to run wild after input my story out there, and backed it up with links to government websites like someone asked me to do. She wasnt even involved in the conversation. She is one of the reasons why people w hep c r made to feel ashamed and feel as tho we need to keep quiet about our disease.
Ive been with my husband for 12 years. He shared a needle with his nephew who shared a needle with his friend knowing that he had hep c. I dont look dont on them for doin what they did, i dont condone it because it caused them to do things that put them both in jail for extended periods of time. I have never used intravenous drugs. I was gettin routine blood work done during my pregnancy when i found out. I actually tried to kill myself after havin my son because i was so scared. I was scared i was gonna die, inwas scared i was goin to pass it to my children and i was scared of bein judged as a person on my disease.
Ive had sex on my period, but my husband doesnt have any sores at all for blood on blood contact.
And, someone asked for references and i gave quotes and links to new government research being done by the cdc saying that their r traces of hep c virus in sperm and vaginal secretions. And that 10% of newly contracted hep c patients acquired it sexually.
So maybe swearing was childish. But until people choose to see whats going on, choose to be negative call people liars (yes me, i acquired it sexually) and continue to put people down, they will be the ones living with their heads in the clouds and lettin their imaginations run wild

I came to this post to make people aware. To put my story out there. I didnt want to preach to anyone i didnt want to make anyone uncomfortable. I did what i came here to do and im done w this thread. If anyone wants to reach me they can pm me i wont be comin back here.

Thank you for putting your information on here.
I too know people who have caught this sexually @ only 3% chance.
however it still happened. Always possibilities!

Always possibilities....

Blessings
KImi06

only1love
01-22-2013, 12:03 AM
I know a doctor who's wife got pregnant while on the pill which is 99% effective. Clearly she was in the 1%. No one is saying that it is impossible to get Hep C via sexual transmission, only that it is very rare and that when it does happen it is due to blood to blood contact. Thanks for sharing.