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Posted by Anna on March 09, 2000 at 19:23:45:

In Reply to: Hep C and painpills posted by John on March 05, 2000 at 23:25:13:

John, the odds are very small of contracting Hep C sexually. The odds decrease even more if you were in a mongamous relationship. IV drug use is the main way the virus in contracted. It can also be contracted by intranasal drug use. That means snorting coke or some other powder drug. Not many people are aware of that risk. Tattoos and ear/body piercing are another way the virus is transmitted. With tattoos, it's the ink, not just the needles. Blood transfusions, EMT's or any health care worker is at risk. It may take 30 years before symptoms of Hep C start to appear. There are people that experimented with IV drugs while teenagers, and now it's coming back to haunt them. If you have Hep C, alcohol use will kill you. It's as simple as that! NSAIDS, pain pills, especially Ibuprofen is very damaging to the liver. Over 1 gram of Tylenol a day dan be damaging to the liver. I suggest getting blood work done ASAP. Quit drinking. stop taking the pain pills or any other type of drug. Good luck, and don't blame anyone because you have this disease. Do you know for a fact that your ex-wife has Hep C?

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