"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.But, if either you or your partner is worried about the small chance of spreading the hepatitis C virus, you can use latex condoms.This will make it almost impossible to spread the virus.Once you have had hepatitis A or B, you cannot be infected with it again, but you can get hepatitis C any number of times, even after successful treatment.
If you have HIV, it may speed up the rate of damage to your liver.
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.
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.