I injected contaminated syringe, please help

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17 Feb 2011, 5:17 pm

I guess i have tried the hardest to forget that this has ever happened, but i did it a couple of years ago. A friend of mine who is Hepatatis C positive, let me lend his syringe one night. We boiled ( i have read that boiling can be even counterproductive )the syringe and i guess washed it also. I only did 1 injection, and i have never did this dumb thing again.

He is a regular user, and ofcourse he had used the syringe just before and during the whole weekend. I did a test 1-2 months after the injection and they found nothing in my blood, but ofcourse i should have done further tests later on. That is what i'm gonna do now.

1: I wonder, what '% do you think it is to aquire Hepatitis C by injecting an contiminated needle? ( i have read it is low %, but i don't know what to believe, considering so many drug addicts will aquire this disease so soon. Also, this syringe have had to be very contimated, because of my friends chronic injection frequency. )

2: Also, if i have it ( which i try to prepare mentally for, but i'm so scared... ) and i get a Chronic Liver infection, is it possible to get cured from the "chronic" liver infection, by curing the Hepatatis C? ( that is depending on genotype and if i'm able to get medication, i know ).

I'm from Europe by the way, and not any english speaking country, but i hope you understand most of what i'm saying. I would be so very happy if you could talk to me about this, because i'm so very afraid. I have been getting a hard time in life lately and a depression, so all bad things i have done in my past comes back to me with double strength right now.



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17 Feb 2011, 5:18 pm

Why did you use his needle in the first place? That's what I want to know.


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17 Feb 2011, 5:32 pm

I did amphetamine



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18 Feb 2011, 7:45 am

These type of threads bring me down...go to a doctor.



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18 Feb 2011, 8:27 am

There's enough bad things happening in this world. We don't need threads like this.


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18 Feb 2011, 8:37 am

just google it or go to a doctor.



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18 Feb 2011, 8:48 am

Go to a doctor. You need to be tested for Hepatitis C, HIV and anything else that can be transmitted by needles.

However, if you are injecting amphetamines, that's going to damage you a lot worse than Hepatitis. The damage that Hepatitis does is tiny compared to the damage that injecting amphetamine does.


Go to a doctor for testing. If you aren't yet addicted to the amphetamine, stop now and never do it again. If you are addicted, ask the doctor to get you into an addiction treatment program in addition to the testing.



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18 Feb 2011, 9:44 am

an apt username if I ever saw one.

How do you know it's contaminated?

Also, if I may: It's your own damn fault if you did contract something and you'd do well if all you get is Hep C. If you absolutely have to do that crap, why not smoke it instead of sticking a filthy needle in your arm?


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18 Feb 2011, 9:10 pm

snort it. but you should probably get tested, He probably shot up because it hits you faster
remain calm. i always think I have a STD after i have a sensual moment with someone
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18 Feb 2011, 9:18 pm

Silly people doing silly things, how unusual.



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19 Feb 2011, 9:22 pm

Don't flame the guy :roll:

I'd say its unlikely that you have hepatitis (at a guess), but do get tested. I guess that's what happens, although it is unfortunate.


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19 Feb 2011, 9:49 pm

Oh my word... 8O



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19 Feb 2011, 10:55 pm

impulsivedumb wrote:
I guess i have tried the hardest to forget that this has ever happened, but i did it a couple of years ago. A friend of mine who is Hepatatis C positive, let me lend his syringe one night. We boiled ( i have read that boiling can be even counterproductive )the syringe and i guess washed it also. I only did 1 injection, and i have never did this dumb thing again.

He is a regular user, and ofcourse he had used the syringe just before and during the whole weekend. I did a test 1-2 months after the injection and they found nothing in my blood, but ofcourse i should have done further tests later on. That is what i'm gonna do now.

1: I wonder, what '% do you think it is to aquire Hepatitis C by injecting an contiminated needle? ( i have read it is low %, but i don't know what to believe, considering so many drug addicts will aquire this disease so soon. Also, this syringe have had to be very contimated, because of my friends chronic injection frequency. )

2: Also, if i have it ( which i try to prepare mentally for, but i'm so scared... ) and i get a Chronic Liver infection, is it possible to get cured from the "chronic" liver infection, by curing the Hepatatis C? ( that is depending on genotype and if i'm able to get medication, i know ).

I'm from Europe by the way, and not any english speaking country, but i hope you understand most of what i'm saying. I would be so very happy if you could talk to me about this, because i'm so very afraid. I have been getting a hard time in life lately and a depression, so all bad things i have done in my past comes back to me with double strength right now.


I would suggest an AS site is not the place you are going to get your answers about the dangers of illicit drug use.

In fact, I find it surprising that people aren't allowed to swear here, yet are allowed to discuss illegal activities.

I suggest you contact an appropriate addiction agency in your area in regard to safe drug usage and the risks.



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19 Feb 2011, 10:57 pm

ryan93 wrote:
Don't flame the guy :roll:

I'd say its unlikely that you have hepatitis (at a guess), but do get tested. I guess that's what happens, although it is unfortunate.
Yes, please don't. None of us are perfect. He's asked for some help, not to for moral judgments. :roll:

Hep C can be cured sometimes. There's definitely treatment. It's best to see your doctor and be perfectly honest, since they're bound by the Hippocratic oath. ...Deep breaths if you are still feeling anxious... :(



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19 Feb 2011, 11:04 pm

WrongPlanet can be for all kinds of things and I applaud this member for reaching out and looking for help. Let's treat him with the respect and dignity we all deserve regardless of past mistakes.

Thanks :)


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