|exposure to hep c
Feb 11, 2007
I'm a healthcare worker and got ascites fluid from HepC pos patient on my hands...had some cracks in them from dry skin. My initial HCV antibody at the time of exposure was negative. Will a HCV PCR give me any information at week 4 post-exposure? What are my chances of contracting HCV? Can't get it off my mind.
Response from Dr. McGovern
The risk of getting hepatitis C is extremely low. I think that since you are a healthcare worker, you should simply follow the post-exposure recommendations for serial testing for your own protection. However, I expect you to remain negative.
hep c and hiv window period
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.