Quote from Kashia
I wonder how they came to conclusion she caused this? Hep C is now in epidemic proportions and to be quite frank it is not entirely known all the ways it is transmitted. It is not a reportable disease. I read that at a Hep C conference they offered to test anyone willing to test. Large percentage of participants ( health care professionals) tested positive
I think one of the reasons why the instance of it is so high is how many times do you ever hear it talked about to the general public?
One of the things that I have done for years is every time I see an article published (in layperson's magazines such as fashion, People, newspapers, etc) on sexually transmitted diseases...you never see Hepatitis C listed....and sex is the #1 method of transmission.
People don't even know it can be deadly and is incurable and that there is no vaccine....they assume there is because we have vaccines available for Hep A and B.
A very high number of HIV positive individuals also have Hepatitis C...so much so that before they developed a test for HIV, they were testing the blood supply for Hepatitis because the correlation was so high.
Like HIV, I personally don't see the mystery in Hepatitis C transmission..it is simply more common because it's been around a lot longer.