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Old 09-25-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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HEP C and B from sexual encounters?

Hi,

I had an episode of protected oral/vaginal sex with a sex worker about 11 weeks ago. Since then i have been very nervous about STD's and HIV and most recently HEP. I have tested to be negative at 10 weeks for HIV. But here are my questions:

-Am i at risk for HEP B and HEP C? I heard these two strains can be transmitted sexually. If so, when would be a good testing time frame for them?

-Is it true that being infected with HEP C and HIV can delay the HIV antibodies being developed in your system? Will this mean that my 3 month HIV test may not be accurate because of a possible co-infection?

Thanks.

 
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Old 09-26-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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Re: HEP C and B from sexual encounters?

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Hi,

I had an episode of protected oral/vaginal sex with a sex worker about 11 weeks ago. Since then i have been very nervous about STD's and HIV and most recently HEP. I have tested to be negative at 10 weeks for HIV. But here are my questions:

-Am i at risk for HEP B and HEP C? I heard these two strains can be transmitted sexually. If so, when would be a good testing time frame for them?

-Is it true that being infected with HEP C and HIV can delay the HIV antibodies being developed in your system? Will this mean that my 3 month HIV test may not be accurate because of a possible co-infection?

Thanks.
Since your encounter was protected, I dont see how you will catch those 2 viruses, especially Hep C which is not really regarded as an STD, [ removed ], anal sex carries a risk for Hep C, but other forms of unprotected sex carry a very low/low risk.
CDC.gov says there is no evidence oral carries a risk for Hep C.

Hep B is an STD. But again you had a protected encounter.

[ removed ], testing for Hep C antibodies should not interfere with your HIV results.

I am myself awaiting my Hep B/C results, my encounter was protected vaginal for 2 minutes, unprotected insertive oral. I am really scared about the unprotected oral part, anyways, I will know soon.

There is always hope.

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Old 09-26-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: HEP C and B from sexual encounters?

How long should one wait before testing for these viruses (HEP B AND C)? The reason i thought it would delay HIV antibodies was that i read there was an incident 8 years ago where a health worker had been stabbed with a needle containing HIV and HEP C. The HEP C was found within its window period, but the HIV was not found til 1 year later.

 
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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Re: HEP C and B from sexual encounters?

hello, if you are worried about hep c and b and hiv it all depends on each person ,degree of one illness, even with the advanced medical world today ,things can still slip through detection. You were protected so I would freak out to much your risk is minimal . Just relax ,take a deep breath, I am sure you are ok ,I understand your fear ,as for hep c I wouldn't worry it is mainly blood to blood. very rarely any other way,hep b is completely treatable, if you are uncomfotable by all means get tested for all of it . I say everyone who is sexually active should be tested regularly anyway reguardless. [ removed ]. good luck

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Old 10-13-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Re: HEP C and B from sexual encounters?

I talk to my doctor and hep is a blood to blood transmitted disease so if you did not have a blood transfusion or open cut ,shared a razor with someone or tooth brush then you should not worry. But you still should test if you have done any of these things in the past. As for the other diseases you talked about you should be tested as soon as possible and have a follow-up every 6 months or so and be careful and use condomes I am not preaching but I was recently diagnosed witt HepC and it has change my life alot and I know it will continue to do so.
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