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Author Topic: Getting Hep C from injected drugs just once  (Read 11981 times)

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Offline iana5252

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Getting Hep C from injected drugs just once
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:52:58 am »
From the Irish Times...

Man with hep C and liver cancer had injected drugs just once
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0712/1224300558515.html

A tough reminder for the need to get tested for Hep C even if you experimented just once in your wild youth.

Offline charlieoboy

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Getting Hep C from injected drugs just once
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 10:21:49 am »
It's true. Just one slip up and you put yourself at risk. The good news there are new treatments approved and even better ones coming down the pipe in the next couple of years. So get tested, find out your status and potentially save your life!!!

Sorry if i sound patrenizing but this is so simply. Get a test and find out. Other people are counting on your being there for the long haul.

Offline original_morgan

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Re: Getting Hep C from injected drugs just once
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 02:06:51 pm »
I just saw this same thing a news article. Even if you used a needle once 30 years ago you could have gotten Hep C. No wonder so many people don't realize they are at risk. Who even remembers what you did 30 years ago? I struggle with last week.

 


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