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How Can Nurses Get Hepatitis C From Their Patients

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Hepatits C exposure?

I am a nurse and was accidently sprayed in the face by urine of a hepatitis c patient while inflating a foley balloon. There was a visible clot in the urine pan but the urine itself was clear yellow. Am I at risk? I am not sure if it hit my eye...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider this a risk. However, any work-related events should be reported to your employee health service for your own protection. 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 and HIV Coinfection

gud day.im a nurse and i had a needle pricked just this morning.i already received a tetanus toxoid... Read more »
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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Vegas Hepatitis C Outbreak Spurs New Laws

... New state laws enacted in the aftermath of a Las Vegas clinic-based hepatitis C outbreak should lessen the risk of a repeat, officials say. More than 50,000 patients were notified last year that they should Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »