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Author Topic: I'm worried.. Could I be infected!?  (Read 5075 times)

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Offline Morrisx2

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I'm worried.. Could I be infected!?
« on: December 22, 2014, 06:50:12 pm »
I work at an assisted living facility. A resident has diabetes and hep c. Today I handed him his meds and his finger touched a small wound I have on my finger. He wasn't bleeding but I'm worried what if he hasn't washed his hands. Could it be transmitted that way? I'm just really paranoid when it comes to things like this.

Offline BattleTheBeast

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Re: I'm worried.. Could I be infected!?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 09:41:32 pm »
Morris,

Hep C is carried in the blood and you need to have blood to blood contact.

If you are concerned then by all means go get tested.

I'm sure you are already vaccinated against Hep A and B; if not you may want to consider that.

Mel
« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 01:27:19 pm by BattleTheBeast »
~Mel~
Hep C, Type 1, 10/11  viral load 8,238,340, AST-60, ALT-57 Bili .6  Stage 4 cirrhosis,
Week 4 VL <15 AST 20 - ALT 27 Bili .9
Week 9 - switched to Harvoni VL UD!! AST 20 ALT 19

EOT date is 4/30/2015,
SVR 12 is 7/23/15 ACHIEVED!!! 
and SVR 24 ACHIEVED!!

Offline Mike

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Re: I'm worried.. Could I be infected!?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 10:44:32 am »
Hi Morris,

You have about a zip chance of contracting Hep-C from the potential exposure you mentioned.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

 


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