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How Can You Contract Hepatitis C

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CONTRACTING HEPATITIS C

HOW DOES ONE CONTRACT HEPATITIS C?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Mainly through injection drug use (sharing needles or equipment) or uncommonly through sex (mainly with some degree of abrasions). Read more »

What are the risk factor of contracting hepatitis c ?

I work in the O.R. and I punctured myself with a clean needle through my contaminated gloves. I... Read more »

Can contract Hepatitis C through...

I just wanted to know if it is possable to contract Hepatitis C through oral sex? I am very... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan to Compensate Patients Who Contracted Hepatitis C From Tainted Blood Products

...Friday, Japan's upper house in the Diet unanimously passed a bill to apologize and compensate patients who were infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products. The victims say the government continued to approve the use of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Four Transplant Recipients Contract HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

... Four transplant recipients in Chicago in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor due to a "rarely encountered flaw" in the test used to detect those diseases, the Chicago Tribune Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a high-risk organ donor, the AP/Google.com reports (Tanner, AP/Google.com, 11/16). According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

...government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field, the AP/San Jose Mercury... 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 »

RE:CONFUSED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...lymph node has changed, but its been like this for a long time and hasn't changed yet. He also wants to send me for another hepatitis check say's that can take 6 months to turn pos, great as if im not stressed out enough.not just for myself but... 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 »