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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No effect: Duplicate question. See other reply. No effect.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Hepatitis C and HIV are two different viruses and will act and be detected in different ways. They should not affect the ability to diagnose each othe ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hepatitis C infection will not prolong the window of HIV
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: HIV is virtually 100% prevented by correct and consistent condom use for vaginal or anal sex. Contrary to popular beliefs, hepatitis C isn't sexually ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No risk: First having piercings does not increase your susceptibility to these viruses. Second, HIV is not transmitted from inanimate objects. Hep C is a risk ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
It is essentially: impossible that dried blood on your phone is infectious: first, the person whose blood it is likely is not infected, and that blood has not come into ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You're not going to get HIV or hepatitis c from your shoes. These are thoughts that you should not be having. If this obsession is ongoing, please see ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Unlikely: If your skin is intact (I.e. no cuts) then it is extremely unlikely.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Abbott
25 years experience Pathology
Integrity Matters: Basically a break in the upper layers of your skin or mucous membrane is needed. When the skin or mucus membrane is intact, then those viruses do not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Good question- watch out ! antibacterial sprays kill bacteria, not viruses. Unless the product states it is an antiviral agent, or you are referring ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basile Muntean
Specializes in Dentistry
Theoretically, yes.: Toothbrushes come in contact with minute amounts of blood in saliva. Sharing personal care articles, therefore, it is not advisable.
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