why i fear acquiring hepatitis c more than acquiring hivPosted: April 29, 2012
hepatitis c is a lot easier to be infected with than hiv. hep c can be acquired by the same method of transmission as hiv, plus, it can be acquired by household contact. hiv only lives for hours if the virus is outside the body. the hep c virus can live for up to a week outside the body. more people have hep c than hiv, and most people that have hep c don’t know they have it. they are asymptomatic and can be that way for years. by the time symptoms occur, the person has irreversible liver damage. like hiv, you never get rid of hep c. i think they are both horrible diseases to have, but the acquiring of hep c versus the acquiring of hiv? hep c wins.