The Possibility Of Contracting Hepatitis C After Treating Patients With Hepatitis C?
So a few years ago I treated family members affected by HCV, and after that I was referred to as a carrier of hepatitis C. Can this happen? means that if I am a carrier in crude language I have already contracted the virus?
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Basically a person is called a hepatitis C carrier if a hepatitis C examination has been carried out on that person and it is proven that the person has hepatitis C and the person has a chronic hepatitis C infection (the infection does not heal within 6 months). Not all people who treat patients who have hepatitis C automatically contract hepatitis C and are not automatically referred to as hepatitis C carriers either.
Basically the hepatitis C virus can spread through contact with blood of hepatitis C sufferers. Contact with blood can occur through the use of syringes together, using tattoo needles or piercing needles that are not sterile, blood transfusion, blood contact with wounds, punctured needles / objects sharp blood-contaminated patients with hepatitis C, sexual intercourse (rarely), pregnancy and childbirth.
If indeed you are pretty sure you have never had any contact with the blood of a hepatitis C sufferer, then you do not need to worry because there is a big chance you are not infected with the hepatitis C. the presence or absence of hepatitis C infection in your body.
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