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What Percent Is The Chance Of Getting Hep C From Razors

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Contracting HepC or B or HIV from contamined razor

My college son advised me last night that after his shower, he picked up the wrong razor and began shaving his face and neck and nikking himself (producing blood) all over the place. Our concern is contraction of HepC or B and HIV. What are the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If he is up to date with his hep B vaccines then he cant get HBV. The chances of acquiring HCV are low but not zero. However the razor would have to be contaminated with HCV for there to be any risk at all and the same would go for HIV. He should be... Read more »

Hep-c and Crack pipe

I'm a police Officer, and I noticed that there was a crack pipe in the back seat of my zone... Read more »

hepC & Tongue Ring

I am currently dating someone who has Hep C , And was worried about contacting the virus ? My... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
TheBody.com

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. The good news is that,... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
Connect With Others

Friend posted here yesterday and I'm MAD!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Who ever would call someone "ignorant" cuz she made a mistake posting her ?? is a freakin insensitive moron! Isn't the reason people post on this thread in specific is cuz they do not know if what they heard is true or not?? I thought she was being... Read more »

12 months negative but deadly symptoms

Posted by naveea, 3 Replies
Hi Guys & Gals

Please bear with me as it is a long post

1st Exposure -with CSW in March -May 2009(4 encounters with the same CSW),it was protected vaginal and unprotected oral in UK.I had bad sore throat after a week after my 1st encounter.went... Read more »

My story

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
My life, like many of yours, is fairly complicated. My husband was diagnosed as positive back when our daughter was just under a year old. It was a "rule out" sort of thing when he got sick and landed in the hospital. I was then diagnosed, and... Read more »

Better read

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi all. I have read your responses to my posts. Mixed emotion huh. Yes it is quite hard to swallow but I promise you it is true. Like i said They had to send my labs out for diagnosis and I will indeed find out exactly where they sent them to. ... Read more »