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Jun 11, 2012

hidr... how are u... iam adentist and ihad aneedle stick injury by anashtetic needle after injection from hcv+ patient.. and iwent to test ELISA 3 months after exposure and it was negative... is this coclusive? thank u

Response from Dr. McGovern

You are probably in the clear but I would check one more time in 3 months to be certain since you have not had any viral load testing. This is expensive though so I would just hold off for another antibody test and that should be very reassuring.

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HCV from swallowing drugs - please help!

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