|Sharing snorting device & Hep C - Game Over?
Jan 22, 2012
I recently shared a rolled up bill to snort drugs with a friend of mine. I only did one line. I'm now freaking out and feel that I %100 got Hep C. My friend snorts alot of drugs and frequently shares snorting devices which is why I'm concerned he may have Hep C. I didn't put the bill up my nostril, I held it just at the tip of my nostril, is that lower risk? I checked the bill for blood and i did not see any. I know that hep c can be transmitted this way but is my situation very high risk? I just did it once so I will be devastated if i got hep c. my anxiety about this is very very high. PLEASE HELP.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I doubt you have acquired HCV but if testing would relieve your anxiety, by all means get tested. I am not recommending testing based on risk though.
HCV and condom
Worried about Hep C
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.