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plz help me i really want yr help
Aug 24, 2009

dear dr im 33 years had a possible exopsure and did a hiv test after 45 days and anti hcv after 10 weeks and both wer negative my first question is: do i need more test to be sure second one: i have my 6 months baby who put his fingers in my mouth and i forgot my status then i wiped them by napkin before he put them in his mouth is that way to transmitt hcv mean by saliva thanks u a lot

Response from Dr. McGovern

You will need to discuss testing further with your provider since I do not know the nature of the exposure. Most HCV testing continues further out than 10 weeks.

HCV is transmitted mainly from blood to blood exposure so the event you describe does not concern me.

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