|SCARED girl about HCV risks
Jan 30, 2005
Is someone who snorts cocaine alot more likely to catch Hep C through a straw than someone who rarely does? What are the odds really of catching hep C this way? Should someone who has shared a straw with an infected person, but did not have the straw directly passed to them still be tested for HCV? thanks alot!
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Sharing straws is defined as a risk factor due to concerns regarding blood contaminated straws exposed to mucous membranes of the nose. If a risk is associated with a particular activity, of course the risk is greater if you do it more often.
If you have shared straws, I think it is best to get tested.
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