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Suspected Exposure To Hepatitis C And Aids Through Blood And Cuts

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hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc antibody test was negative. I had the qualitative RNA at 4 weeks post exposure and it was undetected. Do I have Hepatitis C? Do I need further testing?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...as to their specific protocols for testing. HOwever, I will comment that that the risk of HCV is incredibly small from this exposure. Read more »

Occupational Hepatitis C exposure

Please help me out...I am a nurse and two days ago at work, I accidently stuck myself with a dirty... Read more »

Hepatitis C occupational exposure

Thank you for your initial response. I have a follow up question. Originally after the spit in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is extremely low and there are no documented cases of... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...tests; proper processing, labeling, and storage; and vigilant quality control. Routine donations are now tested for HIV and hepatitis C through nucleic acid testing (NAT). Hemophilia treatments : Hemophilia is a genetic disease in which people... Read more »
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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly. Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I am worried that some of her blood could've come in contact with mine. I have some small sores on my arms where she tickled me. Is this a risk? ... Read more »

blood exposure- please help!

Posted by scared_elf, 2 Replies
...who had done the copying brought the documents out and apologized as she accidentally stapled her finger and got about 1cm of blood on the paper. Unfortunately, she told me this while I was touching the bloody area. The documents must have been... Read more »