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Author Topic: Worried about infection  (Read 5284 times)

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Offline Craig1664

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Worried about infection
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:15:36 pm »
I had unprotected sex with a prostitute 3 months ago - I'm male, I was tested for hep b/hiv/syphalis at week 9 and tested negative. I'v since started feeling pain in right side of abdomen and am getting a lot of trapped wind, what are the chances of hep c infection

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Re: Worried about infection
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 10:51:28 pm »
Assuming the prostitute was female, and you weren't having sex with knives and chainsaws, pretty much zero chance. Lots of other non-prostitute-related explanations for your symptoms, such as constipation and appendicitis. See a doctor.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
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Offline Craig1664

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Re: Worried about infection
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 06:19:15 pm »
I've never had indigestion for this long before, it's a bit of a coincidence is it not

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Re: Worried about infection
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2014, 10:11:10 pm »
I've never thought that because we haven't had something that lasted this long before to be a good reason to dismiss what is happening now. Our bodies aren't machines - we age, we live with stress, we are human, things change.
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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