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Hep C Virus Survival

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Does Hep C live on plastic material

A person with hepatitis C has a cut covered with a bandaid, and the blood is dried...then the person rinses a dish under the facet and the water drains from the bandaid onto the dish...will a person drinking/eating from this dish get the Hep C...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Even if virus survived, I wouldn't expect transmission from an oral route. Read more »

Hepatitis C from a graze from hair clippers at a Barbara shop

Dear Dr. I apologize if this question has been answer. I ask this questions because i believe I... Read more »
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The Body

HIV News & Views, March 4, 2010

...Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature A new finding could have huge implications for needle exchange programs and hepatitis C prevention: Researchers have discovered that the hep C virus can survive for up to two months in syringes... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

...from bloodtransfusions because blood is not screened thoroughly. Injecting drug use and HCV Transmission of HIV and hep C differ, particularlyin terms of injection drug use ... because hep C isnot just transmitted by sharing a needle, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
The Body

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

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...take these meds i had about a ten gallon size bag of pills left over i didn't take over 20 years. In 2006 i was dianosed with hep C with stage 2 liver damage and hopefully will began treatment as soon, as i have enough tcells to survive the hep... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
...pants were contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. Read more »

Could HIV virus survive after normal laundry?

Posted by sushi77, 1 Reply
...pants were contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. Read more »