Hep C from a "bullet"
Oct 13, 2010
Hi Dr McGovern,
I recently shared a drug bullet (a small plastic bullet shaped device for intra-nasal drug delivery) with a guy of unknown Hep C status (although he is HIV+ve like me). I only shared it once (or maybe twice). What are my chances of getting Hep C if he was infected? Thanks again. M.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Sounds unlikely, but I will say that a recent article showed that HCV can persist in nasal secretions. It would be reasonable to get testing, but remember that the risk is extremely low.
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