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Hep. C transmisson to co-workers
Feb 28, 2002

I currently work beside a person with active hep. c she has already had treatment once and was in remission. She has been recently retested and is found to be active again. My question is: how contagious is this for me and what are the best precautions I can take?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Your only precautions would be to have protected sex with her,and not to share needles ,razors,or any other instrument that can come in contact with her blood ,and then yours.In other words,you have nothing to fear from your casual,work based contact with her.She will need your understanding and help though,to continue her dealing with this disease.

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