|HIV and Hep
Mar 15, 2010
Hello, I didn't test myself until now, but I'm little bit paranoic, because I Injected certain drug certain period of time. We did it in group, we never shared syringes, but a couple of times when we didn't have new ones(since the drug has a short life) we shot with old ones(everybody his one). We did wash it with 70% alcohol more times each and after that with boiling water, though we didn't think not to drag mixture from the same spoon. Is there a posibility for the second guy that draged from the spoon to get infected just because the needle from the other was in the mixture before? Thank you.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I would get tested.
I am very impressed with how easily HCV is transmitted. We have several patients who only shared cotton or only shared cookers - any they acquired hepatitis C. Please spread the word about these risks. Others have also published this finding as well.
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