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Can You Get Hep C From Using A Needle

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Needle prick by a Hep c patient

I am a student in dental school. Recently I accidentally pricked myself with a needle of a patient... Read more »

Needle prick by a hep C patient

2 days ago i accidentally pricked myself with a needle of a Hepatitis C patient. Even though i was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detachable Needles on Syringes Promote Hepatitis C Transmission, Study Says

...Infections, Yale University School of Medicine researchers will present a study, reportedly the first of its kind, of the viability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in used syringes. When shared among injecting drug users, syringes with detachable... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Proposes Needle-Exchange Program to Prevent HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

...(R) on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation to allow a needle-exchange program in the city to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, even though the move would conflict with state law, the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury Says Needle Exchange Could Curb HIV, Hepatitis C

... Stanislaus County should create a needle exchange for IV drug users to curb rising hepatitis C infections and cut HIV transmissions, a civil grand jury recommended on June 30. Last year, the county recorded 519 new hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Program Needed to Cut Hepatitis C Risk in Jail

... Compared with the general population, persons entering Australia's prison system are far more likely to have hepatitis C virus, and many HCV-infected inmates continue injection drug use (IDU) while incarcerated, researchers report. Without access Read more »
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Hep A, B, & C?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...shots, actually 4 because of timing. does that mean i'm safe from hep B? then hep A is contracted through contact with feces? hep C would be from blood like needle sharing or such? i have not shared needles just tattoos and no poop contact... Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

multiple infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you get syphillis hiv and hep c can that delay antibodies to hiv ? and can your syphillis blood test be false negative if you do have hiv? Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute... Read more »