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Hepatitis c sharing a cigarette and marjuana cigarette
Apr 17, 2011

Hi I recently and regret sharted a cigarette and marjuana pipe with someone who has hepatitis c. I was wondering what if the likelyhood of contracting the virus.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I wouldn't consider you at risk.

Intranasal cocaine use - with sharing of straws - is considered a possible route of HCV transmission because with recurrent use, cocaine can erode the nasal passages. Thus, the normal protective layer of the lining of the nose is disrupted and can bleed.



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