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Stuck With Hepatitis Needle

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fatty liver and stuck with hcv infected needle

I have had three HCV tests at 1, 5 and 13 months after suspected exposure. All of which were negative, but alt was elevated each time. (60, 75 and 88) I also had an ultrasound recently. it showed that I had a fatty liver. My side is swollen and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, by all means, you should be tested for hepatitis C and hepatitis B. Both can cause fatty liver. Particularly if you have a history of a needlestick, hepatitis is a strong possibility. Go get tested! DTD... Read more »

3 year old stuck by needle

My 3 year old daughter and I were riding in a hotel elevator on vacation in Virginia last week, she... Read more »

Stuck with a needle contaminated with Hep C.

Hi! First of all, let me say that I am not a medical professional so in other posts I was unable... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs Have Curbed HIV, Hepatitis C Among IDUs in Australia, Should Be Expanded, Opinion Piece Says

The Australian government's needle-exchange programs have "earned recognition around the world" for helping to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, while deficiency of such programs in other countries is an example of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury Says Needle Exchange Could Curb HIV, Hepatitis C

Stanislaus County should create a needle exchange for IV drug users to curb rising hepatitis C infections and cut HIV transmissions, a civil grand jury recommended on June 30. Last year, the county recorded 519 new hepatitis C cases, and at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Restrictive" New Jersey Laws on Needle Distribution, Exchange Result in More HIV, Hepatitis C Cases, Opinion Piece Says

New Jersey's "overly restrictive" laws on needle distribution and exchange are "outdated" and are "proving detrimental to the state's interests" because they result in more cases of HIV and hepatitis C, New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Joseph... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Proposes Needle-Exchange Program to Prevent HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Ali Sloan-El (R) on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation to allow a needle-exchange program in the city to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, even though the move would conflict... Read more »
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Stuck by needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
second day on job,got instrument stick.Couldnt believe it,freaked
out and tried to maintain composure.The dentist whom I was
assisting when it happened,just said "oh sorry" Sorry ,my ----.I
tried to put it out of my mind and then dealing with the... Read more »

stuck

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i was walking down the street the other night and a guy jumped out of a tre and stabbed me with a needle then took off down the road sceaming ,should i get tested

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Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
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Urban Legends and Folklore
HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia



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Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
Hello.. I work at a gym and one of our members lost thier card... I checked to see if they had thrown it in the trash..that happens for some reason..and I felt myself bet stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and... Read more »