Hep C Question....

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Erin Lee
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   Posted 12/6/2005 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been dx with "probable Lupus" and spend my time in the Lupus forum but I copyed this post from there hoping that you all might be able to help me better.
Ok, This is going to be the weirdest story any of you have ever heard......
I've been Married for 3 yrs. We have been together for like 5. Before my husband was well my husband, he was living with a "woman" (and I use that word lightly) for about 25 yrs. After they were together for like 2 yrs or so, she  got very sick. (this was in the earily 80's) They had no idea what was making her so very sick. One day when she went to give a urine sample at the hospital she passed out and wasn't breathing. They put her on life support and called my husband and told him to come quick, they didn't think she was going to make it. When my husband got there they told him that her organs were shutting down and they weren't sure why, after many weeks of her condition going up and down they told him they thought it was a Connective Tissue Diease. They treated her with High doses of prednisone (which back then was very new) and it worked. She still had many complicaitons over the years but nothing so extreame as that one. Now getting to my point. When I met my husband he was still living in the same house as her. She had been looking for an appartment for about 2 years and they were very over. To make a long story short, my father inlaw who still talks to her, informed my husband friday night that she just found out that she has Hep C. Now I dont' know much about Hep C. When she was very sick she had a few blood transfusions, but that was back in the late 80's earliy 90's! I know Hep C can be spread that way. But she also is a very heavy drinker and her sister I  uses drugs. I don't know if she does or not but they live together so it wouldn't surprise me. Heres my questions can Hep C be sexual transmited and is there a connection between this and UCTDs ??? I'm kind of scard and I think my husband knows less about Hep C then I do. But also 3 years have gone by since they have even lived together. Could this still be posible to have???
Any answers would be good.....
Thank you Erin 
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   Posted 12/6/2005 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Erin, i responded to your post in the lupus forum. Take care and good luck Karen

Erin Lee
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   Posted 12/6/2005 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   

thanks Karen,

I replied in the lupus forum...


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   Posted 12/27/2005 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Erin Lee, I don't know much about hep c but perhaps you & your husband should go together & talk to your Dr. How are you doing with your Lupus?I'll be praying for you both.Take care of yourself

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   Posted 12/30/2005 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with hep C in '93.  It is very rare to be transmitted sexually.  Most likely, that woman contracted it through the transfusions.  At that time, blood was not routinely tested for hep C.  In fact, they just developed a test for it in '92.  You and your husband are likely negative for hep C, but if you want to be positive, you each can have a blood test.  Good luck!
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