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  • 21 hours ago

    Do you or you know someone Hepatitis C?

    Well, I need your help to create a better healthcare community around the illness. Giving away a $250 Amazon gift card.
  • 8 days ago

    I have Chronic Hep C n have a question.

    A few years ago, I did the interferon shots treatment. After, my viral count was almost zero. I recently had a blood infection from contaminated water! After 105 fevers, my viral count was back up. Also, I believed once the shots were used, u couldn't use the pills for treatment. I'm in the "Chronic" stage with some liver damage now. I was happy to find I was wrong about the pills tho n am half way thru. However; my concern is last time I needed 3 white cell "booster"....
  • 8 days ago

    Hapatitis c v

    I daigonised hcv antibodies positive. Pcr quality nagative Could me be a source transefere virus c to another person? Have I tell doctor before any surgery?
  • 22 days ago

    Hep C

    I got sepsis 4 months ago, was diagnosed with hep c. Drs say its about 15 yrs old, which adds up. I have genotype 2, with cirrhosis. I see my dr fri to go over labs and treatment options. Im in chronic side pain always. My pcp says this shouldnt be painful. My liver and kidneys failed during septic shock. I know pain, this hurts. Im just looking for advice, and support from individuals that know more than I do. Feeling lost. Thanks in advance.
  • 27 days ago

    Hepatitis C exposure

    There was an accident at work. I wasnt hurt. The employee that was hurt, cut the artery in his wrist. I got his blood on my hands. I had fresh scratches on my hands. He told me he has hepatitis c and os an intravenous drug user. I have a few questions. 1) how soon should o het tested for hep c and hiv? 2) do i need to be tested more than once amd for how long? 3) should i treat this as a workers comp case? I just dont know enough to make a decision. Ty
  • 1 month ago

    Hep C Genotype 4 info

    Hello Everyone, I was diagnosed with Hep C Genotype 4 in 1995. I was told that I have a RARE EUROPEAN Strain. I then proceeded to ignore it until very recently. The very 1st thing I learned was that Genotype 4is not RARE or a EUROPEAN STRAIN. its more prevalent in Egypt so calling it a RARE EGYPTIAN STRAIN would be more correct. What I find EXTREMELY PUZZLING is that I managed to contract anything considered RARE or EGYPTIAN since the reason I was exposed to Hep C was by being a Heroin addict of....
  • 1 month ago

    Got known Hepatitis C blood all over my hands

    My grandmother got hcv through a blood transfusion. She is blind, and was rummaging through a travel bag when she accidentally cut herself deep on a razor. I had to treat her wound and got blood all over my hands. I washed my hands with soap, but i kept on getting on my hands as I was treating her. I had forgotten that she had hep c, and didn't realize how hardy the virus was, and that it should be cleaned with bleach. I didn't use bleach until an hour later. Blood got over a significant....
  • 2 months ago

    whats the risk of getting hiv or hep c if a small amount of blood got on your hand..i have no visible cuts but a little thing of peeled skin

    whats the risk of getting hiv or hep c if a small amount of blood got on your hand..i have no visible cuts but a little thing of peeled skin on my hand
  • 2 months ago

    Dental infection control concerns

    I was watching my son have a root canal and an assistant from another room took the 'filling paste' syringe and ran down the hall - obviously to another patient. She returned soon after and they replaced the applicator at the top of the syringe before applying the paste to my son's tooth. this is concerning enough and I wasn't quick enough to pull them up on it but did afterwards and the dentist admitted it was wrong and in response and to try to make me feel better he then went down....
  • 2 months ago

    Jaundice and itching

    I don't have Hep C, but I thought someone in this group may have some knowledge about itching related to jaundice. I recently became jaundice because of a billiary obstruction. One of the symptoms I had was an intense, unrelenting itching everywhere. Once the obstruction was removed, my billirubin came down, the itching somewhat relented. Now, (5 days later), I'm having some issues with the itch. It's not as bad as it was, but it's still uncomfortable. Does anyone have any idea when....