|How long without symptoms
Dec 1, 2007
I was a intravenous drug user 8 years ago. Didn't share needles but had used needles more than once so they weren't hygenic. I'm now pregnant and have just agreed to be tested for HIV and Hep B & C. I'm worried about this as it's made me think I am at risk. I've never had any noticable symptoms so how likely is it I am at risk? How long can you have HIV/Hep B & C without knowing it. Thanks.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Patients can have viral hepatitis without symptoms. The most common symptom is fatigue which is so common. It is important however that you get tested.
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