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sterile environment
Feb 11, 2007

I have a friend who was just taken off his treatments because he was not responding. He has been convinced by another friend (who is an RN) to leave his home for 2-3 months and move in with her and her family. She claims that he needs a completly sterile environment, sheets washed every day, own toilet and such. I have never heard of such. Hep C can only be spread by blood and body fluids! I worry that he is taking a drastic measure that will only depress him further.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I have also never heard of anything like this. Unwise move.



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