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Can I Catch Hepatitis From A Nail

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Can I catch Hepatitis C from scabs on my hand?

I have a few scabs on my hand caused from my kitten adn a recent paper cut. I was goofing off with a friend adn scratched them with my nails and drew blood. I found out they had hepatitis c and im scared. i dont know what symptoms to look for or if...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think the chance that this is an exposure of concern is extremely low. If it would help to relieve your anxiety, you can get testing at 3 months and if negative, I would not pursue it any further.... Read more »

Hepatitis C from a nail salon?

Dr. Dieterich,I recently visited a nail salon. The manacurist cut into the side of my finger with... Read more »

hepatitis from picking nose with dirty finger nails

If you pick your nose with dirty fingernails is it possible to get hepatitis?If you had just wiped... Read more »
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CDC Urges Second Test to Catch Hepatitis C Infection

Following an eight-site study, CDC recommends that all people who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) also should have an HCV RNA test to find out whether they have cleared the virus or they still have it. Approximately 20 percent of... Read more »
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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

In recent years, a lot has been written about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in people who also have HIV (co-infection). HCV is a significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I WAS DOING COCAINE WITH A COUPLE ONE NIGHT AND THEY HANDED ME THE STRAW AFTER I DID A LINE I LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A
COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus
around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does
this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean that my
amune system is breaking down.

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