What Are The Possibilities Of Getting Hep C From A Needle Prick

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Needle prick by a Hep c patient

I am a student in dental school. Recently I accidentally pricked myself with a needle of a patient with hep c. Immediately I put iodine . Also, the needle had no blood just mucosa from his mouth. Can you please advice what should I do? i am really...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I want you to see your student health service since you should report ALL exposures in the health care field as soon as they occur. The health service will get testing for you and will advise appropriately for your specific circumstance. Read more »

Needle prick by a hep C patient

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detachable Needles on Syringes Promote Hepatitis C Transmission, Study Says

...Infections, Yale University School of Medicine researchers will present a study, reportedly the first of its kind, of the viability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in used syringes. When shared among injecting drug users, syringes with detachable... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »