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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