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Being Exposed To Hepatitis C

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hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc antibody test was negative. I had the qualitative RNA at 4 weeks post exposure and it was undetected. Do I have Hepatitis C? Do I need further testing?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...as to their specific protocols for testing. HOwever, I will comment that that the risk of HCV is incredibly small from this exposure. Read more »

Occupational Hepatitis C exposure

Please help me out...I am a nurse and two days ago at work, I accidently stuck myself with a dirty... Read more »

Hepatitis C occupational exposure

Thank you for your initial response. I have a follow up question. Originally after the spit in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: No Appeals Filed During Settlement Protest Period for Hepatitis C Exposure Lawsuit

...A period set aside for participants to oppose a $25 million settlement of a lawsuit regarding exposure to hepatitis C has passed without protest in Norman, Okla. As no appeals were filed, the lawsuit is considered "in judgment, which means it's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

..."chronic." Acute hepatitis C virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is exposed to the hepatitis C virus. For most people, acute infection leads to chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis C... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Victims May Sue

... Attorneys report they are beginning to hear from persons interested in pursuing their legal options after potentially being exposed to hepatitis C at two Colorado medical facilities. An infected surgical technician is accused of stealing... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated? How can I avoid getting hepatitis C? What should I do if I think I have beenexposed to the hepatitis C virus? Points to Remember Hope through Research Pronunciation Guide For More... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV... Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...circumstances where our general recommendations for testing might not be applicable. For instance, when folks are simultaneous exposed to hepatitis C and HIV or when folks have previously received experimental HIV vaccines, consultation with an... Read more »

I'd like to believe my 3 month negative, BUT...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...know if they're HIV infected or not? Also, it says "In certain circumstances (e.g., when persons are simultaneously exposed to hepatitis C virus and HIV)" and once again, how do I know if I was simultaneously exposed to both of these viruses? ... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...circumstances where our general recommendations for testing might not be applicable. For instance, when folks are simultaneous exposed to hepatitis C and HIV or when folks have previously received experimental HIV vaccines, consultation with an... Read more »