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Healthcare Exposure To Hepatitis C

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transmission of hepatitis c

I was exposed to vomit in my eye, can I contact hep c and what should be done first after exposer
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you are a health care worker, you should always go to Employee Health to report any type of exposure as a formality. With that said, I do not think 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 »

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... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated? How can I avoid getting hepatitis C? What should I do if I think I have beenexposed to the hepatitis C virus? Points to Remember Hope through Research Pronunciation Guide For More... Read more »
The Body PRO

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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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 »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting: HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is Read more »