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HCV blood in cut

Dear Dr. Fried, My cousin who is HCV positive was cut by a knife. I helped her clean the cut using some hydrogen peroxide solution. However, I had a 6-hour old cut on my finger, which had had a soft scab on it. However, I became frightened later afte...

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Red Cross Letter

gave blood, form letter came back saying positive test for hep c, then in same sentence letter said second test was negative. i am sure you have seen this form letter. do i have hep c. if not, why won't they use my blood. i called red cross, they sai...

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Understanding Liver Biopsy Results

Dear Doctor, First, I want to say how much I appreciate this service that you provide. You are a lifesaver! I am a 41 year old coinfected female (HIV/HCV). My HIV is asymptomatic and I am in good health. I recently had my second liver biopsy (first o...