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Cocaine use and Hep C
Nov 12, 2007


Over the course of the weekend, a couple of friends and I shared a bill while snorting cocaine. What are the chances of me potentially contracting HIV and Hep C?

Thank you in advance.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I think your chances are very low. Although snorting cocaine has been associated with risk, I do believe that this risk is dominated by other risk factors, such as injection drug use. You can certainly ask for testing but I suspect it will be negative if this is your only risk factor.

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