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Hepatitis C In The Health Field

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Hepatitis C transmission

I am a paramedic and I had a patient that is positive for hepatitis C. When administering a glucose check the patient started shaking his hand and a drop of blood went flying into my eye. Can you get hepatitis C that way, and what are the chances...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...due to an eye splash (eg, phylogenetic analysis that matches the donor and recipient HCV isolates). However, because you are a health care worker, I always advise that you should always document all exposures and get baseline testing and... Read more »

consequences of snorting cocaine (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2010)

Hi,I snorted cocaine for the first time last weekend, using a shared dollar bill. My nose didn't... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Hepatitis C Sufferers Endangering Health to Get Treatment

... Strict criteria for treatment eligibility in British Columbia and Ontario are driving some patients infected with hepatitis C virus to inflame their livers deliberately, experts say. Drug plans in these provinces will only provide antiviral... Read more »
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Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

... Those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) can face significant challenges with sustaining their liver health. This is due to how the two viruses affect the liver Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees

... Research has shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is higher among some patients of sexual health clinics than among the general population. In such clinics, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: British Columbia Health Officials Welcome Crack Pipe Study and Link to Hepatitis C

... A new study affirms the risk that hepatitis C can be transmitted by crack pipe sharing. "We have some initial evidence that a hepatitis C-infected crack smoker can, under Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...I tested HIV- at 3.5 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 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 »

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 »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...Press Releases HCV in the News HCV Resources & Links Read & Download Choices Order Choices Order Hep C Flyer The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program presents: Hepatitis C Choices. ... Read more »