Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


nedle prick
Sep 29, 2010

i was pricked by a needle of hep c patient, had first aid drooped some blood from infected area immidiateely and washed hands with dettol. patient has his test reports 6 months before and those were clear but after that he dint go for any test regarding hep c.please tell me what to do i am very much worried.

Response from Dr. McGovern

First you need to go to employee health and report the incident and get tested for HCV antibody. Then you will need further testing over the next several weeks to see if they is any evidence of infection.

Most likely you will not be infected; however, it you do get infected, early treatment leads to cure in about 85% of cases of acute HCV.



Previous
Liver Friendly HIV Medications
Next
Dying due to worries : ""MY 5 YEAR OLD Girl""" - NEED YOUR ADVISE

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement