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Who Is At Low Risk For Hepatitis C

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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 yourself can put it to rest. I would normally ask the CDC so as not to take your time but it seems like they tell you to get tested for everything since...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."annoying" on the forum...All people have a right to "peace of mind" as they say.I can tell you think that you are probably not at risk and yes...I agree. I would not recommend testing based on this event.Best regards.... Read more »

Hepatitis c risk

I broke a glass ware and cut my hand and arm at home 3 hours after I came back from Emergency... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Ups Liver Cancer Risk, Study Confirms

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection - already known to increase the risk of liver cancer - also increases the risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), or cancer in the bile ducts of the liver, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Program Needed to Cut Hepatitis C Risk in Jail

...continue injection drug use (IDU) while incarcerated, researchers report. Without access to sterile needles, inmates face a greater risk of HCV's spread, according to Dr. Emma Miller of Deakin University and colleagues. Among 662 male and female... 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

...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. Risk factors... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis C: Be Positively Aware of the Risk of Transmission and Treatment

...serious health problems. There are seven recognized types of viral hepatitis, which are A though G. This article will focus on hepatitis C (HCV). Hepatitis C infection was first identified in the late 1980s and is the most serious common... 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 »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no ejaculate in my mouth. i just had a really high fever two nights ago with bad headaches, im feeling... 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 »