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Getting Hep C From A Scratch

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Hep C from scratch

Hello there! My college mate has Hepatitis C and she doesn't take any meds yet. About a month ago she was helping me to put some drawings in frames we were in a hurry so i scratched my fingers a few times with paper clips i didn't draw any blood but...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not recommend any testing for this. Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing Hepatitis C can remain infectious outside of your body for up... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is extremely low and there are no documented cases of... Read more »
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Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

a scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just got home and found this scratch with a little blood on it on my leg.. actually I've been home for about an hour but I'm so sleepy I didn't notice WHEN did this Read more »