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Hepatitis C Denied Employment

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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 antibody test was negative. I had the qualitative RNA at 4 weeks post exposure and it was undetected. Do I have Hepatitis C? Do I need further testing?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should get guidance from your employer as to their specific protocols for testing. HOwever, I will comment that that the risk of HCV is incredibly small from this exposure. Read more »

Occupational Hepatitis C exposure

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Hepatitis C occupational exposure

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