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Exposure To Hep C

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Prenatal Exposure to Hep C

Testing shortly after birth was positive for Hep C antibodies. PRC Test at 15 months is negative. Does this mean baby was exposed but didn't contract? Or cleared? Or could still have virus? Thank you.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The baby probably got antibodies from his or her mother.....just like you get other protective antibodies against other infections at birth....The fact that the RNA is negative is great news because there is no evidence of infection. Read more »

exposure to hep c

I'm a healthcare worker and got ascites fluid from HepC pos patient on my hands...had some cracks... Read more »

Exposure to both Hep C and HIV

Hi,I have read somewhere that if you are exposed to and infected with HIV and Hepatitis C at the... Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
The Body

Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...associated with sex toys and the use of drugs, for example, crystal methamphetamine. So you also need to screen patients for sexual exposure to hep C. Do you have actual guidelines for that? That's something that really needs to be explained... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diagnosis and Monitoring Hepatitis C Infection

...Elisa (EIA) Hepatitis C Antibody Test A blood test that detects antibodies that the immune system produces in response to exposure to HEP C. Used to tell if a person has been exposed. Positive test results in a person with elevated liver... Read more »
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please somebody help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had high risk exposure hep c and hiv stomach keeps growling bowel movements not the same. i have a swollen saliva gland and my ear keeps plugging up dry mouth Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

boyfriend HCW exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is a paramedic and has had an exposure to HIV and possibly Hep C. Our relationship is long distance which makes this even harder. I love him with all my heart and am Read more »

hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sore in mouth and rash that did not itch and i passed it off as sun exposure and severe soremuscle in neck sent off for pcr hep c and hiv rna by pcr will get results monday plaese pray for me and my family Read more »