|Fundraiser at a biker bar! Ahhh...
May 11, 2004
Yes, my son's sports team stupidly decided to have a fundraiser "pub night" at a local pub known for bikers (Hells Angels, etc.) Part way though the evening, my correctional officer friend recognized a high profile prisoner convicted of life for murder. He's out on paroll, was in the pub and has a long history of heroin addiction and IV drug use. Although I had no intimate contact with the guy (c'mon, get serious!) I feel concerned that he may have had an open cut/wound, and I would expect he wouldn't be exactly the most responsible person with bodily fluids. If this guy had HEP B and/or C and touched bathroom/front doors, the bar, etc. with contaminated blood could we be at risk? I feel like this guy's blood may be in my car, on my door, clothes, etc. and fear my husband and I touched something that put us and our son in danger. Please help! By the way, I'm not planning on going back to this place anytime soon!!
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
That is not a rational worry. To get hepatitis from him, you would have to share needles or have sex with him. Relax and enjoy your self! DTD
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