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Author Topic: 3 weeks post exposure test. eye splash. needs help.  (Read 5766 times)

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Offline qatarnurse2015

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3 weeks post exposure test. eye splash. needs help.
« on: July 10, 2015, 09:53:18 am »
Good day everyone

I am Mr. Deej from Qatar, a filipino operating room nurse. On June 8, 2015, I got an eye splashed of urinary fluids coming from the instrument used by the Pakistani patient. 1 week after the exposure, I had dull pain at my right upper back which Liver is located. Also, after exposure, I am having mettalic taste up to now. Also, I have white patches on my tongue. Headache also scaled 1/10 which come and go. I had also 1 day diarrhea on June 12, 2015. All these symptoms came after the exposure. I am afraid that I might have been infected by the patient especially Hep C.

I had my blood tests 3 weeks post exposure. These included, HIV, HCV, HBV, which all came negative. My Anti- hep B is reactive which is 200 above cut off.
The patients serology also is unknown.

I want to know how sure I am that I am safe from any virus.  I know the fact that HIV can't be easily be transmitted easily since once exposed to air, it dies. I am particular to HEP C since I think my liver is inflamed.

Is 3 weeks conclusive results?
If ever I am infected of Hep C, can I clear the virus?
What should I do? I am really worried that I might be infected. I need help.

Thanks
« Last Edit: July 11, 2015, 12:25:18 pm by qatarnurse2015 »

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 3 weeks post exposure test. eye splash. needs help.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 05:16:51 am »
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm

How is Hepatitis C spread?

Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.
People can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus during such activities as

Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
Needlestick injuries in health care settings
Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C
Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through

Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus

If you are tested for hep c antibodies results are conclusive in 6 months post exposure but hep c requires blood to blood contact.

If at some point in your life you do contract hep c there are recently approved that cure most people.

To see if your liver is inflamed have a hepatic function panel drawn. But I seriously doubt you have hep c. But we here are not doctors for the best medical information ask your doctor
Good luck
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 05:21:12 am by Lynn K »
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 qatarnurse2015

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Re: 3 weeks post exposure test. eye splash. needs help.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 09:46:15 am »
Thanks lynn

 


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