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Old 07-27-2009, 03:27 AM
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Default Guide me pls. hepatitis c is curable?

Guide me pls. hepatitis c is curable?
hepatitis c is curable? is it transmitte by living with haptitus c carring people ?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:09 AM
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Hepatitis C is not curable, but with treatment, some people are able to get to a point that the virus is not detectable in their blood. Hep C is transmitted primarily by infected blood, including sharing needles for drug use. It can also be transmitted by sharing razors and toothbrushes. It is not transmitted by casual contact. Very rarely, it is transmitted by sexual contact.
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I work at a substance abuse treatment center, and have seen several presentations on Hep C. A doctor on our staff is a hep C/HIV specialist.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:38 AM
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Once you have hepatitis C it is there for life. It may be dormant but it is still there. There are treatments that may keep it under control but they don't always work. It is transmitted through any intimate contact as gris has said. It's like any other blood borne disease and you just need to be careful.
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I tested positive for exposure to HepC in August of '06. It was a relatively new exposure (ex-husband was an IV drug user). I was remarried and pregnant and very alarmed/concerned. I went to a hepatologist and did another outside test. My numbers were low. I did the best I could to take care of myself (nutrition, sleep, supplement regimen) as the doctors told me that there was nothing they could really do. I was to come back and retest when my child was 18 months old. I did. What they told me was..."you have nothing to worry about now...you do not have HepC". Obviously, I was elated. Initially, they told me that everyone that tests positive does not develop HepC, it could be an antibody or something like that. I may be one of the lucky ones, who knows. But I also know that I took very good care of myself once I knew. I made sure that my kids did not get my toothbrush, my razor, nail clippers, etc...I was petrified for 18 months after my youngest child was born. The only way I know that I could have gotten it was when I was digging through the laundry basket and got stuck by a syringe that my ex had quickly hidden in there and probably forgotten. I was just thankful it was me and not one of the kids. Whatever you do, just don't engage in risky behaviors. You will not automatically catch it from someone around you. BUt you should definitely always keep it in the back of your mind...it is serious and you don't want one moment of r isky behavior to cause you stress or disease from now on.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:18 PM
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Again with that gold guy, is there a forum moderator than can ban people like this. This forum is for people looking to share and learn valuable information about drugs, treatment plans and all the topics related to that. Golf is fun, but why are you posting about it here, it's basically spam.
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