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I had a brief relationship with a man 22 years ago, just been

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I had a brief relationship with a man 22 years ago, just been told he has died, he had liver cancer and heb c, should I be tested? I had heb a 21 years ago which I fully recovered? Getting abit confused please help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

You should be tested for hepatitis C but most likely you are okay.

Hep C is rarely transmitted through sexual contact. It is usually through blood to blood exposure like IV drug use

So there is a rare chance you have it but unlikely
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have got myself really worried about this. Cause I had heb a, a year after the relationship ended, when my doctor tested me would he have tested me for A B and C to see which one I had?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hep A is transmitted differently

you can pick that up from food or water

He probably did not test for all 3 actually

I would get tested for B and C if I were you but it is very unlikely you were infected
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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