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Please help me!
Feb 20, 2007

Dear Dr. Santana:

I need your advice. By mistake I drank water out of a bottle of water that somebody else was using thinking it was mine. Can I get Hepatitis B or C or HIV, by drinking out of the same bottle just minutes after somebody drank out of it? I dont know the status of that person, and it was just one sip, after that I discarded the bottle...

I really need an answer please; I have not been able to sleep for days...

Should I get tested?

Thanks a lot and God bless you!

Response from Dr. Santana

Dear Sir:

The odds are remote , nevertheless you should get tested for Hepatitis B (Hep. B surface antigen). Forget about Hep C. or HIV.

Doctor Santana, tengo más datos sobre la PCR
Sobre CD4 y CD3

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