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hep c and HIV
Aug 9, 2011

I battle with heroine addiction. I have never been an injection user. I was wondering if it was possible to contract hep c or hiv by snorting heroine with a straw.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Shared straws?

Yes....HCV lives in nasal passages which can be spread through straws.

I would get tested. Hopefully it will be negative.

Hepatitis A
result of anti-hav lgG is reactive

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