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Hepitis C
May 23, 2001

My son,a medical student got a drop blood in his eye from an patient, HIV posiive and Hepitiis C positive. How bad are his chances of getting these diseases's. They have startedhin on the "cocktail"Please respond soon.

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

The chances of converting to positive for HIV and HCV are very remote.There are no reports of splashes as you describe,transmitting HCV to my knowledge.Be reassured,it will be O.K.

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