Am i at risk for contracting Hep?

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charles111
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/22/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I had unprotected sex for 5 mins 4 months ago. was tested for HIV, Syph and Chlamydia. But the doctor didnt recomend Hep throughout our convosations. 
What is the likelyhood of me contracting hep B through this encounter.  The girl had lots of testing prior to the incident so it is very likely she had liver func test and everything. she was also told she was clear of all STD's but i dont know if that included hep from the same doctors as me (shes a very good friend).
 
My other possible exposure was i cut myself on a razorblade in a science practicle. there was no visible blood (not even my own beacuse the cut was on 1cm long on my thumb.
 
what is my risk for contracting hep B and C from this.
 
Ive had no juandice, vomiting, no loss of apetite really. only mild discomfort around my liver area which i consulted the doc about and he said it was not enlarged at all and if there was something wrong with my liver i would reject good and other problems.
 
Im going to ask for hep testing next week as i know treatment is very effective in the 6month incubation period.    will a neg test at 4 1/2 months be conclusive?
 
thanks in advance..

wheredidigo
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 2/22/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hello and welcome:)
yes a negative test at 4 and 1/2 mths is conclusive,,,this means testing negative for surface antigens and positive for antibodies(if you in fact contracted it and it was an acute infection,,,),,,a word of advice,,,,,,,,if you test negative,,get vaccinated for hep b,,,,,a series of 3 shots over 6 mths. I dont think your chances are high of having contracted hep from the razor,,,,,,,unless someone else cut themselves with the same razor....or it has been used by another human. As for contracting it from sex, I would not think you are in the high risk category,,,,,but my all means, get tested to ease your mind,,,also do not be afraid to ask your dr these questions,and if you dont get the assistance you need,find another dr. The girl having had a liver function panel is that is ok,does NOT mean she does not have hep,,,,,,,hep doesnt start affecting liver function for sometimes years....so maybe she should be tested for it. good luck
trish 
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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!" 

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