I recently shared a straw to snort cocaine three times. I do not know the status of the two others that shared the straw. I did not notice any blood on the straw (rolled up dollar bill). Can anyone let me know of my level of risk from this stupid decision?
The risk is low but possible. I have had Hepc for about 30 years. I am married and after 25 years of sharing razors, occasional toothbrush, bumping uglies, etc., my wife is Hepc free. Using a dollar bill to do a bump is risky period. It is possible to catch Hep. A,B, or C from it. God only knows where all of the nasty hands have been that it passed through before you did your line. Again the risk is low but possible. Next time you have blood work done, have them test you hepatitis. No need to rush unless you just have to know sooner. Hepatitis C takes awhile before any damage is done. Next time think about what you are doing. In my opinion, coke is over rated any way.
Thank you for your response - I agree with you, it was not a very smart thing to do and I don't want to get in the habit of doing this any more, not worth it. I will get tested to be sure as I am a fairly heavy drinker. How long should I wait, is 4 weeks too soon?
Honestly, I wouldn't give it another thought but it's always a good idea to get tested for HCV and HIV, if for nothing more than easing your mind. Same with many other tests that a person should have on occassion.
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