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Hepatitis C Risk And Needles

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Ask the Experts

Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C at clinic

I know this is going to annoy you a but its been on my mind and I think maybe an expert as yourself can put it to rest. I would normally ask the CDC so as not to take your time but it seems like they tell you to get tested for everything since...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."annoying" on the forum...All people have a right to "peace of mind" as they say.I can tell you think that you are probably not at risk and yes...I agree. I would not recommend testing based on this event.Best regards.... 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 »

hepatitis c

i got a needle prick on finger. needle was used by a hepatitis c patient 3 months back. so when i... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Program Needed to Cut Hepatitis C Risk in Jail

...continue injection drug use (IDU) while incarcerated, researchers report. Without access to sterile needles, inmates face a greater risk of HCV's spread, according to Dr. Emma Miller of Deakin University and colleagues. Among 662 male and female... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...be spread within a household? What are ways hepatitis C is not spread? Who is at risk for hepatitis C? What is the risk of a pregnant woman passing hepatitis C to her baby? Can a person get hepatitis C from a mosquito or other insect... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C virus? Do not share needles if you inject drugs. See your doctor and get tested if you are at higher risk of getting hepatitis C or if you think you were exposed to the hepatitis C virus. Many people do not know they are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily... Read more »
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so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...should try to donate or not. My position here is strictly a medical one, not a political or moral one. If you are truly not at risk of infection for these diseases, and you want to donate anyway (despite the exclusion), that is a decision that... Read more »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »