Avatar universal

With Hep C in sweat...

Can I get Hep C from sweat of infected person?   I am a person with Diabetes Mellitus and MS, thus immunocompromised.  So may this be a reasonable concern if someone in my home has Hep C?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1747881 tn?1546175878
No, hep c is spread by blood to blood contact only

What are ways Hepatitis C is not spread?

Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
No. If that were true there would be a much worse epidemic. It's contracted by Blood to Blood. Bad blood going into good blood veins.  It's not that easy to catch. If someone in your home has HCV just don't share PERSONAL items. A doc once told me that if I bled on dishes in the sink it doesn't matter. HCV blood has to enter your clean blood/veins.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis C Community

Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?