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  • 2 days 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
  • 7 days 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....
  • 17 days 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....
  • 17 days ago

    Hep b diagnosis

    Hello, I have a question about my hep b serology results. I was under the impression I have a chronic infection, I was told this around 6 years ago. I had a blood test done a couple of days ago and the results are confusing to me as they indicate that I am immune and that I have cleared a past infection. I’m wondering if the original diagnosis oh chronic hep b was incorrect, when I was diagnosed with chronic hep b I don’t think I had actually had hep long enough to clear it. I have also read that....
  • 1 month ago

    Risk for Hepatitis a,b, or c?

    I have a question about blood exposure and the risk of contracting hepatitis. I recently began remodeling my home, and got new flooring and carpet installed. The carpet installer must have cut his finger or hand because I noticed there was A LOT of blood on his shirt and pants later in the day. So he must have continued installing my carpet after the cut. And carpet installers crawl around when they install, so I'm sure his shirt and pants and fingers touched all of my carpet. Also, I saw a used....
  • 1 month ago

    Jaundice confirmation

    Since,last 5-6 days , I am unable ,I was suffering from pain in abdomen near belly, my doctor asked to do sonography, sonography was totally normal , but still I am unable to eat ,even doctor give me longifene syrup ,and she said there may be jaundice, but my eyes and skin are not yellow , urine is only darker ,plzzz tell me it is jaundice or anything else
  • 1 month ago

    Pharmacist did not change gloves between patients when administering flu shot.

    Hello, I just had my flu shot give to me and the pharmacist did not change her gloves between the prior patient and myself. Do I need to be tested for anything. Is this legal? Normal? Thanks
  • 1 month ago

    Hep C testing question

    Hello, there is a possibility i was exposed to hepatitis C five months ago involving needles. I was tested two weeks after possible exposure and came up negative, and i was recently tested again a few days ago (roughly 5 months after possible exposure) and I came back negative again. Is it safe to say I am in the clear? Does testing negative for Hep C mean theres a good chance i dont have A or B? Any insight is highly appreciated. I just want to quit worrying about this once and for all. Thank you....
  • 1 month ago

    Can Hep C be spread through sensory deprivation?

    Hello! This is my first post on here so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for it. I recently had an exposure that I suppose could be considered "high risk" (stupidly tried cocaine at a party and used the same "straw" that someone else had used). I plan on getting tested but this incident only happened about a week ago and I know it can take up to three months for the virus to be detectable. I go to a sensory deprivation lounge about once a month just to relax in the water....
  • 1 month ago

    Hcv from lancet pen,pls help

    One day i checked my glucose level at drug store,just to see if it is normal and this checking was performed with lancet pen and glucose ordinary meter. I can not remember if lady changed lancet and clean the outer part of lancet pen. I returned back to ask her it is procedure safe because maybe many people use this same glucose meter. She said to me the lancet is new and she regulary clean lancet pen. I belive her that she really change lancet but Can i get hcv or hbv if she not clean lancet pen....