Hepatitis C

Hi i'm a 34 year old woman from Iran ... I cut my hair by a hairdresser Male model by Clippers ... The hairdresser used a comb on an electric clipper ... Clippers metal surface was not in contact with my skin ... Is it possible to transmit hepatitis B and C and hiv virus by assuming that the Clippers' shoulder is not sterilized

HIV virus , hep c and b can be transmitted through blood to blood contact.  If there was blood on the clippers that contained the virus and you had any cuts or breaks in your scalp then virus could be transmitted.  From what you describe your  blood did not come into any contact with blood from the clippers. 

On the last 6 months I had sex with my ex boyfriend and now with my new boyfriend,we are really careful and are on birth control, I want to know if we should take any tests to make sure we are healthy concerning our sex life and also me as a woman what tests should I take just to be sure.

You and your new boyfriend should schedule appointments to both be tested for STIs.  Testing includes urine test for gonorrhea and Chlamydia and blood test for HIV, syphillis and hepatitis.  Using condoms will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. 

I had unprotected sex with someone I had just met. For the most part it was all oral, but we had intercourse for maybe 10-15 minutes. He did not come close to finishing though. I found out a few days later from one of his friends that he is Hep C positive. I know he didn't have any open wounds nor do i, so is it possible I have come into contact with it?

Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood.  If there was no signs of sores or open bleeding your risk is minimal.  There is the potential for small abrasions that you may not see.  If you are concerned you should talk to your health care provider about getting a baseline anti HCV  (antibody to hep C virus) and repeating the test up 4-10 weeks later and this is how long it may take to turn positive  If you develop any signs of Hep C, i.e. fever, fatigue, change in urine/stool, join pain you should see your health care provider. Also remember use of condoms will protect you from exposure to STI's including Hepatitis C .  

If you would like to discuss further and do not have a primary care provider please contact Corner health to set up an appointment.  

 


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