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Chance Of Contracting Hepatitis

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What is my chance of contracting hiv?

Hi.I am a medical technologist in a hospital. I was drawing blood on a patient once when i accidentally pricked my thumb. The needle pricked me with just the tip. Is there a chance that i man get hiv even if the hollow part of the needle did not get...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-While some occupational needle sticks are less risky, if you were truly stuck and there was the potential for direct transmission of blood from the patient into you then it is "possible" for you to acquire HIV (or other blood... Read more »

Risk of contracting Hepatitis C

I had unprotected sex with a male friend 2 nights ago and today he told me that he has Hepatis C.... Read more »

"likelihood of hepatitis b contraction"

I'm a nurse who gave a hepatitis b positive resident an insulin injection then got stuck with... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune reports. A United Network for Organ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Local Officials Punished After Eight Patients Contract Hepatitis C

Six people have been fired or suspended for their role in the hepatitis C virus infections of eight patients in Henan province. The eight were receiving dialysis treatments at Xin'an County People's Hospital, according to the county government,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

CDC is reviewing a 14-year-old government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field,... Read more »
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Chances of contracting

Posted by giambi25, 1 Reply
If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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Chances of Cotraction

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I wrote this post below too but I dont know if anyones going to see it but Ive been wondering what the chances of contracting the virus if youve only had sex with the person once? i am a male also and and my partner was a female?I also did contract... Read more »

what are the chances...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What are the chances of contracting HIV from

A. unprotected oral sex with no ejaculation
B. brief (less than 5 minutes) of unprotected intercourse with pull-out (definitely no sperm near or in my body)


I've been having some ARS symptoms like prolonged... Read more »

Able to Contract?

Posted by Anonymous
This may sound silly but my Anxiety level is extremely high right now.

Okay, last night I found an old coin on the streets, being a coin collector, i had to have it. It was a jamaican 50 cent coin. I was extremely intrested becuase those has not been... Read more »