This program talks about the risk of spreading the hepatitis C virus through sex. Compared to hepatitis B virus and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it is less likely that you will spread the hepatitis C virus to your sex partner.
If you have one long-term sex partner, and one of you has hepatitis C and one of you does not, you do not need to change your sex habits at all.
Sexually transmitted hepatitis C is most common in HIV-positive homosexual and bisexual men, however there are cases where HIV-negative men have contracted the virus through sex.
Even if you are 'top' only, this information is still important for you to read.
Fitness doesn't faze hepatitis C, a potentially fatal disease you may not even know you have.
Shockingly, four million Americans, largely between the ages of 20 and 39 and more often male than female, are infected with HCV, a malady that was unknown a decade ago and even today is unfamiliar to many.
Long-term partners of people with hepatitis C should get tested for the virus.
If the test is negative, you will probably not need to repeat it.
The number of new nationally reported infections with the virus swelled from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 cases in 2015, with the highest rates among young people, mainly 20- to 29-year-olds, who inject drugs, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hepatitis C can lead to liver disease and liver cancer in the long term.
If you have HIV, it may speed up the rate of damage to your liver.
"When people first get the infection, the majority may not have discernible symptoms," says CDC epidemiologist Scott Kellerman, MD.
Some experience mild flulike symptoms or a yellowing of the eyes and skin known as jaundice.