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STUPID MISTAKE ... Please help!!

Dr. Dieterich, The other night I was fooling around with a girl at my college (i'm a male). She was wearing underwear and I wasn't. She grinded on me for just a little while. Also, we engaged in mutual masturbation, but I'm not sure if she ever rubbe...

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Specialist in Europe

Dear Mr. Dieterich I would like to thank you for the advice passing through this site. I am HBV carrier with normal ALT, AST (BOTH BELOW 30), e-ántigen negative,AND HBV DNA at 52,000 copiesper ml. Is it possible to recomend me an HBV specialist in Co...

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HCV -hair clippers

I was recently nicked by a set of hair clippers at a barber shop. I know that the risk of HCV transmission is statistically possible but I was wondering how likely this actually was. The only thing known about this was that the stylist had been off t...

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Need a specialist answer. Already curing my OCD

First of all: Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! I see that professors sometimes give us (MD students) just the basics of HIV-HBV-HCV transmission & knowledge... but they don't go such deep - and practical like you do ! I have some questions that co...

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HBV Future of Both wife and husband

Dear DOC, Please dont igoner this query AS I ASKED MANY TIMES TO YOU BUT I DINT GOT ANY REAPONSE ...AND SORRY I WRITING SUCH AN LONG QUERY BCZ I AM AFRAID THAT WETHER NEXT I AM ABLE TO REACH U OR NOT... I have been with chronic HBV since last year an...

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mom-surgeon stressed, please answer (corrected version)

... forwards: sorry if I post again: my previous mail was full of erors ! (I'm Italian, forgive me !) Dear Dr. Douglas T. Dieterich , First of all happy New Year and thank you for your precious work ! Second of all: PLEASE ANSWER: Im sure that after ...

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Straight Razor

Hello, I searched your forum on the use of straight razors, and see a couple of answers that give a mixed message to me. My husband had recently gotten a haircut and the barber had used a straight razor on his neck when he told me this I was very wor...

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Time frame of testing for hep C

I had exposure to Hepatits C nine months ago.Sex with a female partner. Two months after contact I got really sick, sore thoat,weigth loss (11lbs) joint pain and white coating on tongue( not Thrush). The sore thoat went away, but I still have the oth...

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hep c exposure at hair salon

hello, i've accidently cut my scalp when i was washing my hair in the morning then immediately went to the hair salon to get my hair washed and cut. is it possible for me get exposed to hep c if the person washing my hair or hairdresser had contacted...

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HBV transmission confused

Dear Dr. DTD, Mixed information & my MD confused me about the transmission of HBV. My Md told HBV can transmit throught saliva & contaminated food. Some websites even said food and drink utensils can transmit and some don't. I am very confused. Pleas...