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Touched By Hcv Sweaty
Don't Sweat it: HIV is NOT spread by: air or water, insects, including mosquitoes or ticks, saliva, tears, or sweat, casual contact, like shaking hands, hugging or sharing dishes/drinking glasses, drinking fountains, or (non-bloody) toilet seats. So don't sweat it. You have to be up-close and really personal (blood,semen,pre-seminal fluid,rectal fluids, vaginal fluids,breast milk) or REALLLY unlucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Only if you were exposed to contaminated blood (and it entered your blood stream. ...Read more
Knocked area around mouth that had touched dirty cups and bench if someone got body fluids on hands can I get infected by HIV or hepatitis
Infection? : Nope. There is 100% impossibility to have been exposed to any infectious disease in the scenario you describe. Please take your panic and channel it into learning the very basic facts of these infections; please learn how to treat those infected with respect and empathy. I would also advise an urgent visit with a psychiatrist. This fear is troubling and i worry for the safety of your mind. ...Read more
Well washed? No: If not washed, perhaps. The most dangerous is skin-to-skin or fluids to skin. Unwashed, recently worn fabric might still be able to spread the disease, so have a test if necessary and BE CAREFUL! Glad you asked. Hope you're fine. ...Read more
Can you contract anything (diseases, viruses, etc.) by touching someone's hand? I used hand sanitizer and washed hands shortly after contact.
Very unlikely: Shaking hands is a standard means of human greeting. It is done millions of times per day and our natural body defenses render it very unlikely that anything will be contacted that way. Hand sanitizers are useful to lower the spread of infectious illness, but most are not infected. Do not worry about this common practice of greeting your fellow human beings. ...Read more
HPV or HSV viruses can be transmitted through towels , washing machines and dryers, toilets , used spoons or cups been used by infected person?
About worries...: As president Franklin Roosevelt once said, in 1933 about 83 years ago, "...let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Diseases are not transmitted via the washer / dryer. No worries. Go ahead and do laundry. Live life safely, but realize that everything we do or don't do will have risks. ...Read more
Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?
No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No.: Hiv is spread by infected cells from one person entering the body of a second person and requires sharing body fluids (such as blood / semen) in sexual relations or in sharing needles in IV drug use. Hiv is not transmitted by skin to skin contact such as with a touch or a hand shake. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
HIV Risk: Nope. Zero risk with this scenario.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dog bitten by definate rabies jackal. Can it transfer rabies virus by drinking soapy water (washing my car) 4 days after bitten? My hands in water.
No, not possible: HPV transmission requries intimate contact. Genital infection is acquired only by sex with infected partners. If you are concerned about being in the same house or sharing bathrooms, kitchens, etc with someone with genital HPV, you can stop worrying. There is no risk at all from these things. ...Read more
Can herpetic whitlow be contracted via indirect contact such as someone else touching a cold sore and then shaking my hand (which has a tiny wound)?
Yes but less common: It is usually spread from direct contact but in theory can also occur from indirect contact. ...Read more
Can gonerrea be passed by touching the outside off a woman's vagina with hands then touching penise?
Was spraying shoes with disinfectant incase of infectious body fluids when i took gloves off disinfectant splashed my mouth hepatitis or HIV risk?
I have a rash in crease of both butt cheeks. I'm very sweaty and active for long periods every day. Could this be the cause or is it HCV or something?
Hepatits c 2 days ago i did an injection to my dad (hcv positive).One blood drop fell on cotton and maybe i touched with fingers.Was it a risk?
Not a significant..: Exposure when blood touches intact skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
A research showed HCV Replicates in Sweat Glands and Is Released Into Sweat. Am I at risk if open wound touched by HCVhand ,finger or skin with sweat?
No risk: It is a mistake to make assumptions about transmission from detailed data on HCV biology like replication in skin. Cases are only known to result from directly shared blood, e.g. shared drug injection works. For example, household contact are not at increased risk despite years of sharing bathooms and kitchens, hugging and kissing, and even sex. It's ONLY by blood. Don't worry about skin contact. ...Read more
Chances of hcv/hiv from table ? After meeting +client... touched table, possibly touch fluid (without noticing), then touch mucous membrane?
I touched a toothpick and i accidentaly touched my eye immediately after...can i spread HIV HCV or hbv?i didn't see blood on it but im scared...
Man spitting blood near trash can.A plastic spoon was near & I touched it with a napkin¬iced small wet spot on finger. accidently rub eye. Hiv/Hcv?
HCV can be cured: Our goal in treating HIV is to suppress the virus and help build the immune system back up. If people take their meds they can potentially have a normal lifespan. But we do not know how to eradicate HIV from the body's cells. Hepatitis c can be eradicated, or cured. And it has a finite duration of treatment (24 to 48 weeks now). Both require combination drugs and careful adherence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Those ARE the causes: The causes of HBV and hcv are hepatitis b virus (hbv) and hepatitis c virus (hcv), respectively. But maybe you're asking how they're spread. Hbv is spread in a manner similar to hiv: sex and blood contact, including sharing needles and syringes. Hcv is spread mostly through blood contact (sharing needles), though it can sometimes be transmitted through sex. ...Read more
Tiny amounts blood: Even very small amount of blood from someone who has hepatitis c can spread this infection. So in dialysis units, improper cleaning of surfaces that might have been contaminated with blood could be an issue, as is using multi-use vials of medicines for multiple patients. If health workers use universal precautions the risk to patients is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,late 2013?: Right now people with hcv genotype 3 have about a 70% cure rate with peg-ifn plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks. This is lower if they have cirrhosis. Gilead will file an nda with the fda soon for their new pill, sofosbuvir, combined with the pill ribavirin, for 12 weeks in genotype 3. The cure rates are about 60%. Higher cure rates may occur if ifn is added in. Talk with a hepatitis c specialist. ...Read more
Silent epidemic: This virus until recently, was difficult to test for, and had no really good therapies to "cure" patient infected with hepatitis c. The cdc recognizes that many people in this demographic group have never been tested for hcv and therefore, can infect other people and will likely require more healthcare resources when complications arise such a liver cirrhosis, when ...Read more