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does bleach kill hep c virus
i was involved in iv drug use 15 years ago.i would almost allways wash out the borrowed syringe(95% of the time washed out with bleach,then water).i should have tested positive for hiv,but i have allways tested negative on yearly tests).during routine blood work i was hepc positve gt2-b,starting vl was 1.4 million.treated 24 weeks int/riba.unde at 4 weeks and have continued to be unde all the way to last week(6 month post treatment pcr was unde also.i have been vey fortunate.any comments?
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325425 tn?1197683999
What they are using in hair salon's is Nisus DSV.  It is a disinfectant, sanitizer and virucide.  Hope this helps.
God Bless,
Rose
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I would think so, but 95% is not 100%.
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I started doing iv drugs when I was 16 (1992). I always bleached out needles, but I shared cookers and water with people we later found out were hiv/hcv infected. I was lucky enough to only get hep. When I found out (also '92) the doc said that a whopping 95% of iv drug users were infected.
Hiv dies when exposed to air, Hep c doesn't, that is why it is easier to get it from sharing cookers or water.
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You can get Hep C from cookies or water?
I'm confuesed
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315094 tn?1201393650
It's cookers, meaning the spoon or whatever you used to mix your drugs in.
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Bleaching your syringes will not protect one against the HC virus. Again...if 95percent are infected, and let's say 50% bleach their syringes ( new, sterile needles are difficult to find so it's much more, but I'm low-balling for the sake of illustration), then the math doesn't work. EVERY medical report I've found says that the amount of laboratory-grade bleach (store-bought laundry-type is too weak) and the time of exposure to the bleach required to neutralize the virus renders it impractical for the man-on-the-street to achieve sterilization of a used syringe by the bleach-rinse method. Ignorance to this fact has infected 95% of the people who use needles as a method of delivery for drugs. IV drug use is the number one transmission method of HCV for a reason. Think about it.  BLEACH DOESN'T WORK. Protect yourselves.
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i dont understand still with spoon or mixing meds with spoon.what drugs r u talking about?
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