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Author Topic: Worried I got hep c what are my chances please help  (Read 5720 times)

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Offline Joshshamous

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Worried I got hep c what are my chances please help
« on: July 14, 2014, 01:13:43 pm »
Hi I'm really scared I might have contracted hep c. I have never done any drugs but I had 2 possible exposures so i figure this is my best chance of getting some answers. My first possible exposure was being bitten a couple times by someone who I believe has hep c, what are my chances of getting it from that. This was 1and a half to two months ago. The second case was i volunteer with an ambulance corp and had two cuts on my arms and stupidly got on the ambulance,didn't come in contact with anyone who was bleeding but read that it can survive outside the body for 4 days so I'm thinking if their was blood even dry it could have gotten it from that. So I have been having a lot of symptoms lately like stomach pains mostly in the upper right section and lower left also been extremely tired lately and noticed bruising on my legs had no clue how I got them and my skin has been very itchy and have had muscle pains,   My family tells me it's anxiety but I know the pains are real so do you think I could have gotten hep c, really scared even though I know it's probably curable because I want to be a cop and if you ever had it your ineligible, please help thanks,
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 01:18:44 pm by Joshshamous »

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Worried I got hep c what are my chances
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 01:20:07 pm »
Virtually no chance from either of those "exposures."
BTW, I don't think you can legally be denied a job based on hep C status, but since it is very unlikely you have it based on those 2 concerns, there is no issue. 
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline Joshshamous

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Re: Worried I got hep c what are my chances please help
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 01:23:42 pm »
Thank you I keep telling myself that but my brain won't let me forget it and just keep playing those incidents in the back of my mind I appreciate your response though

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Worried I got hep c what are my chances please help
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 01:25:36 pm »
Brains do that. However, in this case it is like repeating a lie or a made-up story. It helps me to focus on good stuff.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

 


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