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HCV, Survival

would you please answer on my question sharply,How long Hepatitis C Virus could survive in a 3-5 ml Syringes (at room temperature).

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Risk of contracting Hepatitis C

I had unprotected sex with a male friend 2 nights ago and today he told me that he has Hepatis C. What are the chances of me contracting Hep C and what should I do? Thank you very much for your immediate reply..

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What combination should be taken with Incivik

What other Hep C drugs can be taken with Incivik?

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Hep C and HIV seroconversion

Hi - Does coinfection with Hep C delay the window period for seroconversion and if so, to what extent? I have the guidelines about testing until 3 months and then, if and only then, develop acute Hep C then further testing is warranted? is that corre...

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Can i get hep c by living with someone with the virus?

Can i get hep c by living with someone with the virus? Am i at risk of becoming infected with HCV just by living with some whose positive can i become infected like eating the food she prepares or beverages she also prepares or by living with her tou...

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anti hbs titer

hi dr. i'm a surgery nurse. and being medication nurse is one of our responsibilities.. accidentally i pricked myself with the needle from the syringe of a HEPA PRECAUTION patient (hbsag-reactive, diagnosed with jaundice secondary to choledocolithias...

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Worried about Acute HepB

Dear Dr McGovern (or colleague), I was diagnosed with hepatitis b in late March 2012; I presented to my GP with jaundice and my ALT levels were >2,500 iu/l (I think I have described this correctly). My jaundice subsided relatively quickly within abou...

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question about hep c

can i live with someone whose hep c positive without infecting me

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Transmission of HIV and Hepatitis through Blood from Mosquito.

Hi Dr. McGovern, Thanks for taking my questions. I tried to search in the forum for my scenario, but I can't find it. So, here goes my question. I knew that HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C cannot be spread through mosquito bite. However, this scenario i...

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Liver enzymes rise after take Truvada+ Stocrin

I was diagnosed HBV ( HBV Viral load > 1,000,000,000 , SGOT = 52 SGPT = 137 ) before HIV , and started taking tenofovir about 3 months before start Truvada + stocrin ( after noticed HIV result , i was tested accidentally after injury) My CD4 before H...