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How Can Someone Contract Hep C

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Contracting HepC or B or HIV from contamined razor

My college son advised me last night that after his shower, he picked up the wrong razor and began shaving his face and neck and nikking himself (producing blood) all over the place. Our concern is contraction of HepC or B and HIV. What are the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If he is up to date with his hep B vaccines then he cant get HBV. The chances of acquiring HCV are low but not zero. However the razor would have to be contaminated with HCV for there to be any risk at all and the same would go for HIV. He should be... Read more »

HEPC contracted when you are younger is better then older

I believe I once read that it is better to get HEPC when you are younger then older? Is there any... Read more »

Curious about gonorrhea and HepC co-transmission

I have read a lot of your answers on this page, and have deducted a couple of contradictory... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
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Any + currently in the army?

Posted by wanttolive, 4 Replies
I would love to talk to anyone currently in the army and is +. How were you treated after you made your diagnosis known? Can you retire in the army being pos or are you being made to leave the military after your enlistment is up? Read more »

HVC ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is HCV or HVC ?


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Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This post is directed to anyone who can help shed some light on how to help the one you love live better. My best friend and partner for 5 years is positive, we have been seperated for 2 years and he contracted the virus within the last 3 months.... Read more »

cd4

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Uhoh,

On a previous post you said you had low cd4 counts yet have tested negative to hiv (I think you must be well beyond the window period?). I am still freaking about my low cd4 counts - I wish I had never had my CD4 count done! I have tested... Read more »