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Hairdressers - risk of infection? 6 years 8 months ago #8905

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J didn't play rugby or contact sports, because of his virus, except soccer, but there wasn't any blood contact there.
this was pretty hard on him & made me feel even more guilty.

He liked swimming & tennis for a while though, that was ok :)

Sometimes I wonder if there are other young people out there who have hep c & don't know it & playing contact sports?
I think the older professionals get tested, don't they?

Why don't mozzies spread it if they spread other viruses I wonder?
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
VL 2000000
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!

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Hairdressers - risk of infection? 6 years 8 months ago #8912

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CJ wrote:
Why don't mozzies spread it if they spread other viruses I wonder?


Hi Cindi,

As I understand it, the virus needs to be able to replicate within the mosquito before it can be passed on to others. HCV can't do that because mosquitoes have no liver.

"The mosquito and virus do not harm one another but the virus reproduces inside the mosquito. Later, the mosquito can pass the viruses to other humans when biting them."

npic.orst.edu/pest/mosquito/diseases.html

But this is only for viruses that can replicate in mosquitoes. HCV can't so can't be passed on by mosquitoes.
G3a since '78 - Dx '12 - F4 (2xHCC)
24wk Tx - PEG/Riba/Dac 2013 relapsed
24wk Tx - Generic Sof/Dac/Riba 2015/16 relapsed
16wk Tx - 12/01/17 -> 03/05/17 NS3/NS5a + Generic Sof
SVR7 - 22/06/17 UND
SRV12 - 27/07/17 UND
SVR24 - 26/10/17 UND
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Hairdressers - risk of infection? 6 years 8 months ago #8913

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CJ wrote: Why don't mozzies spread it if they spread other viruses I wonder?

Interesting question, I had to look it up. Apparently mosquitoes only suck blood, not inject it. Viruses spread from the saliva they use for lubrication.
hepatitis.about.com/od/prevention/a/mosquitoes.htm
M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Melbourne, Australia
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Hairdressers - risk of infection? 6 years 8 months ago #8954

Yes see post above Sonix - in yesterdays UK news :ohmy:
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC

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