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Author Topic: To worry or not to worry?  (Read 411 times)

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Offline worried987654

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To worry or not to worry?
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:25:24 pm »
Today i went in for my routine plasma donation and I have a question.
They clean your injection site with iodine (for like 30 seconds I think)  before inserting the needle. Would this kill any risk of hepatitis if I had accidentally touched something with someone else’s  blood on it and then touched my arm prior? I noticed blood on the seat (not mine), and I’m not sure if I touched it, so I’m not sure if I should worry. I did have to move my sleeve and therefore touched the area the needle was inserted (but before they cleaned it with iodine). Thank you for any answers you can provide.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: To worry or not to worry?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 08:37:38 pm »
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)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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