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Re: No, it is much hardier

Re: No, it is much hardier

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Posted by thanbey on October 17, 2000 at 07:13:47:

In Reply to: Re: No, it is much hardier posted by Michelle hepcandme on October 16, 2000 at 18:01:53:

: Actually we present a major risk. You must always be careful and remember we do have this virus. My blood would be bad news to someone that came in contact it. That is why this disease is spread so easily,. I am very much aware how I have to protect anyone from being in contact with me when and only when I maybe bleeding.

The risk is major to those whose blood would contact the blood of a HCV positive person, particularly one with a very high viral load. But people with HCV DO NOT present a major risk generally.

The virus does not penetrate the skin, so the risk is actually not that high when it comes to contact only.

Cuts should be tended and covered, and care should be taken to clean up any blood in the environment, as you have stated. Bleach, left on the surface several minutes before a rinse with hot water, should do it.

Do not share razors, toothbrushes or manicure tools. Wear condoms if you have multiple partners or your partner is uncomfortable with any amount of risk.

I hope this helps,

thanbey

www.hcop.org


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