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Exposure To Hepatitis C

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Occupational Hepatitis C exposure

Please help me out...I am a nurse and two days ago at work, I accidently stuck myself with a dirty needle removed from an Hepatitis C patient. Immediately after the exposure, I squeezed out of my finger as much blood as I could. Am I at a greater...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should always report occupational risks of ANY KIND to your place of work. Discuss the case with your employer and appropriate testing for you and the patient.You will need follow-up testing if the patient has HCV viremia. I would recommend PCR... Read more »

hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc... Read more »

Hepatitis C occupational exposure

Thank you for your initial response. I have a follow up question. Originally after the spit in... 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 means it's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...blood, organs, or semen if I have hepatitis C? Symptoms What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis C? How soon after exposure to hepatitis C do symptoms appear? Can a person spread hepatitis C without having symptoms? Is it... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...a gap in emergency room physicians' knowledge regarding providing care for someone who comes in and says, "I might have been exposed to HIV"? Did you find that people were not knowing what to do or how soon to do it? I think the biggest issue... Read more »
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis -- How Well Do Health Care Providers Take Antiretroviral Therapy?

...known to have a high viral load in 7 instances, and four needlesticks were deep punctures. Recommendations for PEP for those exposed to blood or bodily fluids of HIV patients included ZDV + 3TC for 38 providers, ZDV + 3TC + indinavir for 18, a... Read more »
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Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sequencing confirmed the source of infection in one instance. Two of the delayed seroconversions were associated with simultaneous exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) (37; J.L. Gerberding, San Francisco General Hospital, unpublished data, May... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV... Read more »

Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
...should be done next. My cd4 count at 4 months I think was 1100 and now it's a bit higher, but I don't know what it was before my exposure, it could have been as high as 1500, from what I have read when first infected cd4 drps then goes back up... Read more »

Don't like posting this stuff-but I found it

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
...sequencing confirmed the source of infection in one instance. Two of the delayed seroconversions were associated with simultaneous exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) (37; J.L. Gerberding, San Francisco General Hospital, unpublished data, May... Read more »