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Precautions For Caring For Hepatitis C Patients

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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
There has never been a proven case of transmission of HCV 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... 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 »

Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Hepatitis C Infections Found in Clinic Patients

... Four patient-to-patient hepatitis C virus transmissions at a now-closed Manhattan hemodialysis clinic that occurred during 2005-2008 were likely due to improper Read more »
HIV i-Base

Controversial Aspects of Hepatitis C Transmission, Monitoring, Care and Treatment

...currentlycontroversial and which may change as new informationbecomes available. Sexual transmission The risk for sexuallytransmitted hepatitis C is very low in monogamous, HIV-negativeheterosexual couples (in which one partnerhas HCV), but... Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Patients May Have Abnormal Blood Sugar

... Blood sugar, or glucose, abnormalities "are common and easily underestimated among patients with chronic hepatitis C infection," Dr. Ming-Lung Yu of Taiwan's Kaohsiung Medical University and colleagues report. In their study, the researchers 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 »

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 HIV at the same time would that slow the... 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 »