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Should I worry about passing hepatitis C to a family member?

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If you've just been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you may worry about passing on the virus to a loved one. You might even dwell on every incident where you might have accidentally exposed a family member to the disease.

Experts say that worrying about passing on the disease is common. Many people who have hepatitis C are more worried about transmitting the virus than their loved ones are.

But hepatitis C isn't easy to catch. If you take precautions, it's hard to pass on the disease to someone else.

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."  











Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 02, 2018

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C."  











Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 02, 2018

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