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Thanks for your question.
Yes, it will be the same genotype.
The viral load will vary however.
Due to the body's immune response, the viral load may not be high initially.
yes the risk of hep C transmission is low with low viral load.
can the hep c virus live outside of blood? Can the virus still live on a surface if you cleaned it up with just soap and water and if it can, if you touch that area can you transfer the virus to other objects like counter tops or door knobs?
Hi there, I think we discussed this earlier.
I will opt out for another expert ( for a second opinion).
what about if you touched dried hep c blood that you may have missed cleaning up, could that be transferred to other objects like countertops or door knobs?
Thank you. I just an operation on a very large basal cell. Its still bleeding a little and I'm getting a little blood on shirts and linens and my comforter. In your opinion, what is the best way to wash these items at home? Will throwing them through regular wash hot or cold wash be sufficient to get rid of the virus and then drying them on the hot cycle in the dryer?
Some sites say to use a cold water cycle first with bleach and then a hot wash? I'm just getting so confused and don't want to transfer this virus if I have it to my kids.
My last exposure to hep c was with my ex-girlfriend who had just found out she tested positive for hep c. We were together for 7 years. The last time we were together though I had a pimple I squeezed at the top of my shaft just before we had intercourse. There was some blood present on my part, but she says she was not bleeding. A week later I went for hep profile test for a,b and c and it came out negative. From the exposure I explained, what are the odds I might have pick this virus up as I'm still in the window period and very worried. Its been about three months now. My liver specialist didn't seem to concerned as he said even if she was bleeding and I was bleeding from the pimple, it would almost have to be injected into my system. Do you agree with this? I don't think she was bleeding though during intercourse.
would a hot wash first coagulate the blood or should I not be concerned?
just one more question about transferring the virus to other objects like door knobs and counter tops before I rate your excellent service. I do believe in what you are saying but there are some reports, studies out there that contradict what most doctors, not all are saying about this. Should I just ignore these sites and think they are only theoretical risks at best? I don't even understand half of what is written because I am not a scientist. Thank you so much for your time!!!
Would the transferring of the hep c virus through dried semen also hold true that is impossible transfer if you touched it and then touched something else?