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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:10 AM
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im not the kind of guy whom uses street drugs and im not one for hit and get sex. but i found out that one of my friends has hepetitis c. we always shared pipe, this is the nature of hookah. is it possible to spread this illness with hooka. any inf is extremely welcome.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:31 AM
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i thought that was thru needles only. no idea though
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:39 AM
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You can always check out one of the online medical dictionaries
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:42 AM
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Here is what WebMD has to say. Looks like needles are the main culprit.

"You cannot get hepatitis C from casual contact such as hugging, kissing, sneezing, coughing, or sharing food or drink."

http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/hepc-...topic-overview
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:44 AM
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Well according to that article it looks like you SHOULD be pretty safe
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Here is what WebMD has to say. Looks like needles are the main culprit.

"You cannot get hepatitis C from casual contact such as hugging, kissing, sneezing, coughing, or sharing food or drink."

http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/hepc-...topic-overview
I would pay attention to this, as that's what I was going to link you anyways. That or consult your doctor. I guess the main thing to take away from the available information is that spread via blood contamination is highly likely, whereas infection results from other things such as saliva are inconclusive. Best of luck man, time to go get a test.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:02 AM
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gettin tested monday, thanks for the info friends
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Old July 8th, 2012, 07:29 AM
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I make it a rule of thumb to have a few mouthpieces in my wallet at all times.


One of the first times smoking my KM my friend came over to help me celebrate. He took a huge pull, and when the hose came away from his mouth he drooled immensely. I'm talking Niagra Falls, straight into the hole in the tip of the hose.

I salivate when I smoke, but I don't face my head downward when I remove the hose, FOR that reason.
Luckily it was a Nammor, so I washed it out with Baking Soda and Lemon Juice. I'm not going to get all "Ewwww cooties" over it, it's just spit, but I'll be damned if anyone touches my hose without a mouth piece again. lest it be me, naturally.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Im always iffy about letting people use my hose so i got me some tips. Even if there is one person im weird about smoking i give everyone a tip so i dont look like a bitch. You never kno about people now adays even people you are close to.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:02 PM
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I wipe the hose on my crotch. That shows all my friends to respect the hose. RESPECT IT!
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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I'm thinking it has to be gallons of saliva, or blood gets in your bloodstream , kind of like sharing needles. You should b ok.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:07 AM
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yeah you can only get Hep C from blood to blood contact, or Blood to wound contact.. or maybe blood to saliva contact. unless he was bleeding from his mouth while smoking you should be fine!
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Where's nerdy?
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Where's nerdy?
tis about time for her to throw in on the conversation.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Hep C, as aforementioned, is spread through blood transfusions and unprotected sexual intercourse and of course, sharing needles aka "intravenous drug abuse." This method of transmission is known as "blood-borne."
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Even so your friend should be a bit more considerate and not share the mouthpiece with you just in case, anything could happen, statistics are probably against it but lets say you both happened to bleed from the gum in the same session or something, I don't know if you can catch through an ulcer or not but who knows I guess there would be a few different scenarios and possibilities!
Or did your friend only just find out too?
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Another scenario to protect yourself would be to bring your own mouthpiece if the hose that is being used has a removable mouthpiece. Tips are a generally a pain in the ass to use in my opinion. You're touching it with your dirty hands then insert it into the mouthpiece to then have additional germs on your lips that you'll possible end up licking. Ew.
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