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Hep C From Accidentally Sharing Drinking Straw

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No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

Whats the chance

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Some friends and I who used to party all went out the other night, one who has hiv. Somehow we ended doing cocaine with other people we used to know, my friends nose ended up bleeding right after. what is the chance it could pass on to other doing... Read more »

Undetectable in 43 Days COMPLERA (one month)

Posted by livingthelife, 1 Reply
I am new to posting on this site as of today, but not new to reading it. I read it all the time and never found what I was exactly looking for regarding COMPLERA treatment. This is my first post.

On 03/26/14 I took a rapid-HIV test and was... Read more »
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hep c

i shared a straw while doing cocaine with someone i don't know too well. there was no blood on it but i know it could have been microscropic. is my risk high for hepc? im really scared. i know im an idiot!...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are no good percentages for risk of transmission of HCV through this route. However, I suspect it is low. In theory, you would need to have the bloody part of the straw communicate with some small area of bleeding from your nose to have a... Read more »

thank you

Dr. Daar,I just want to thank you for answering my post (hepb meds.) I don't drink alcohol at all and I am very careful with what I eat. I donot have HIV, hepA or hepC. How often does one need to test for those? Mine test was done ~5 yrs ago....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
There is a blood test for hepatitis A that will tell you if you are immune to infection or not. If not, you should be immunized so you don't have to worry about getting it in the future. Similarly there are simple blood tests for hepatitis C... Read more »

Sisters HepC&continued IV use

My sister, who was a LPN, became infected w/HepC via accidental needle stick. However, she is now an IV drug user, although she knows she has HepC. She injects morphine pills that she 'breaks down', delodid (sp?) which are tiny pills...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your sister is at risk for multiple infections including HIV if she continues needle sharing.She needs to get into a detox center as soon as possible. She will have to initiate this.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Watersports (urine)

My boyfriend and I have become interested in "Water Sports" through the encouragement of some friends. I have been vacinated against Hepatitis A and B. But I'm wondering what the risk is of contracting hepatitis C from contact with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.The hepatitis C virus is transmitted primarily through direct blood-to-blood contact (for example sharing needles). Occasionally, it can also be transmitted sexually, most often through unprotected intercourse. The... Read more »
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Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »