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Author Topic: Did I get it or no?  (Read 4249 times)

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Offline llavig

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Did I get it or no?
« on: January 24, 2016, 02:00:40 am »
Hey! So a few weeks ago I went for the first time to a nail salon with my friend. And I did not know what to expect. The lady didn t appear to sterilize the ustensils and when she was filing my nails she razed my skin with an emery file. I bled a bit as she stopped. The file did not came in contact with my blood and she imediately cleaned it and sprayed it with alcohol. I didn t see blood on the file... Please advise. Can I get hep b or c this way? And sorry for my mistakes. English is not my first language.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Did I get it or no?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 04:41:14 am »
Very unlikely hep c required blood to blood contact. Blood from a hep c infected person would have to enter your blood stream. Even an accidental needle stick for a health care worker from a needle used on a patient known to be infected with hep c the risk is about 1.8%

If you are still concerned get a hepatitis c antibody test in 6 months. But really I wouldn't worry about it.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline llavig

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Re: Did I get it or no?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 05:23:44 am »
Thank you so much for your kind response. I read all kinds of crazy stuff on the internet about how people said they got hep c reaaaally easy.

But what about hep b? Oh, and the last time I was vaccinated was in 2002.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Did I get it or no?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 05:40:35 am »
Yeah hep c is not very easy to catch.

Sorry don't know about hep b. I am, or more accurately was, a hep c patient but now this year cured by the new treatments.

Best bet would be to ask your doctor. But if you did the hep b series I would think you are likely still protected

Here is a link to a web site for the CDC FAQ for the public about hep b
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/bfaq.htm


Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline llavig

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Re: Did I get it or no?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 05:43:21 am »
I will talk with my doctor. Thank you very very much for your response. I m very glad you finally succeded and got rid of hep c!! :) :)

 


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