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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 »

Would my son be able to catch Hepatitis a ....

my sons aunt on his fathers side has hepatitis a, b, and c. I am concerned for my son and wondering... 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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Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

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Working My Last Nerve

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Well, my feet and I have been on poor terms ever since 1964 when I snagged a toenail under the door and destroyed any potential they had for becoming high-fashion open-toed shoe... 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 »

Can you catch ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I think I have the sypmtoms. Rashes...

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i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »