Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Am I at risk of HCV?
Jul 4, 2012

Two days before my friend called and asked me to take him to the hospital as he was vomitted blood. I took him various hospitals in my car for 5-6 hours and during this period he vomitted blood while sitting beside me in the car. I cleaned the blood with the tissue papers but I think my hand came in contact with his blood. Later, hospital confirmed that he is the HCV Patient. He died yesterday in the hospital. Did I affected HCV whil I came to his contact by holding him to get in and out the car and cleaning his blood from the car seat. Please advise.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like he died with an esophageal bleed which is a complication of advanced cirrhosis.

As long as you were not bleeding yourself, there would not be any mixing of blood so I suspect you are just fine. If you are very concerned you could always get a HCV antibody test, but I don't consider you at risk based on cleaning up the blood.



Previous
hepatitis b
Next
HBV

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement