HCV and HIV compared
Jun 28, 2009
Dear Dr. Barbara:
I have a science question for you.
If you compare HCV with HIV from a nosocomial perspective which of the two viruses is more infective ?
Is the human body more receptive to HCV or HIV. I am sure there are other factors but i need to know what you think is more likely to embed in people.
In a needle stick which virus survives longer or are they equal ? Has this been studied ?
Response from Dr. McGovern
The risk of transmission depends on the route.
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