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Author Topic: is this considered a risk  (Read 694 times)

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Offline winkawak

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is this considered a risk
« on: March 05, 2019, 05:13:32 pm »
shook hand with a mechanic who had a multiple cuts/nicks on his hand that werent active bleeding but had redness and slight blood on the cut that he didnt cover up. At the time i had a fresh probably few minutes old skin scrape on my hand that made contact with his cut/nicks. My scrape skin were non bleeding, seems top layer was peeled off, am i at risk?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:33:44 pm »
Hi I see you are back

No not a risk
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)
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Offline winkawak

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 10:37:58 pm »
Hi Lynn, nice to talk to you again

Offline Lynn K

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 12:04:17 am »
Hi wink have you been working with a counselor on your anxiety?
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 winkawak

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 12:33:38 am »
Not yet, i think i can beat it myself. But i cant stop wondering him leaving traces of blood while replacing my airbags. Lets say in the next few days if i did end up with a superficial cut or something and ended up touching his blood that he left behind with my cut, is that a high risk?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 01:02:13 am »
No not really.

Only a very small percentage of the population even have hep c with more and more getting cured every day. So just randomly even encountering someone with hep c just isn’t that likely. Hep c was estimated at about 4% of the population before the new meds were approved I just saw a statistic that it is now more like 1%

People who know they have hep c tend to worry about accidently infecting others so we are kind of hyper aware and cautious if we have a cut. Also any hep c infected blood would have to enter your blood stream through an open fresh wound. A superficial scratch or abrasion is not an open wound. A deeper scratch that had bleed but has stopped bleeding is not an open wound.

There is no data for transmission on the situation you have described or any similar situation because a random happenstance like this is bordering on statistically impossible.

Best regards to you I hope you can find peace in your life
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 01:05:05 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 winkawak

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 01:00:12 pm »
thanks lynn, i always feel better after talking to you, i think somehow i turned you into my counselor lol

btw do you have a link to the article about superficial scratch or abrasion? what about superficial cut like a papercut?
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 01:28:54 pm by winkawak »

Offline Lynn K

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Re: is this considered a risk
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 02:04:36 pm »
Ok but I’m not a medical professional or am I a counselor. So really maybe you might want to talk to an actual counselor one of these days
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!

 


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