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!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Hepititis c and plasma
Nov 23, 2001

Prior to 1985 I worked at a blood bandk .. I worked as a clerk.. I was in charge of going thru boxes of plasma bags and doing inventory on them.. Alot of the bags leaked and I constantly had exposure to liquid... could I have been exposed to C in this way.... I have been pondering thinking and thinking how I could have been exposed to this virus and this is the one time frame that after reading many articles stands out the most

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

The plasma of positive cases may have millions of viral particles,in each cc of volume.Contact with this plasma,certaingly can be a source of infection. This could be possible if not following the standard rules for management of blood and lood products as, not using gloves,specially if there were cuts or lacerations in the hands,and not cleaning the working surfaces or materials. It is my knowledge that blood banks use strict safety measures when dealing with blood or plasma,not only for thesake of the recipients,but also for their staff.

hepatitis c
Re: Diagnosed HCV at 10 Weeks

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 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