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cocaine and hiv/hcv
Mar 10, 2006

i snorted cocaine out of a straw that had recently been used by someone who had been using cocaine throughoug the day. when i used the straw a fair amount of liquid that had been lodged in the straw passed into my nose. if this person was positive for hiv or hcv what would be the risk of contracting either disease?

Response from Dr. McGovern

The risk is low, but not zero.

I would discuss this exposure with your health care provider so you can get testing.

Dr. M



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