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Risk Factors For Hepatitis C

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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 recently change my gloves but i'm not sure if there is blood on my fingertips. Lets say if there is. What are the risk of contracting it? Can I contract...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The risk sounds extremely minimal. However, any health care worker with a potential work-related exposure to any infectious disease needs Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Homosexual Men: Data From Two Cohorts of HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Men in Sydney, Australia

... It is not known to what extent a reported increase in hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is due to sexual transmission, noted Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

... In the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Seroconversion in Injecting Drug Users in Australia

...were independent predictors of seroconversion. "Women, new initiates, and IDUs recruited via outreach appear to be at increased risk of infection," the researchers concluded. "Results confirm the significance of cocaine injection as a risk factor... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents in Detention

... In order to assess the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a sample of detained adolescents, the researchers undertook a cross-sectional prevalence study with Read more »
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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 »

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 »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »