Hepatitis C Support Group

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral disease which can cause liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person's blood. Many people with HCV infection have no symptoms and are unaware of the need to seek treatment. Hepatitis C infects an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide.

0 Online
0 Online

will rubbing alcohol kill hep c

thanks for all of the replys earlier i really appricate it thanks. Another question but this one is for my friend she also thinks that she might have it but, she used a needle after someone that was hep c positive but before she used it she rinsed it really well with rubbing alcohol what if any chances of her not getting it?

Replies

deleted_user
deleted_user

Okay... Listen... I've been clean since January of 08 but before then I was a IV cocaine addict and a few times I used my partners needle, but only after cleaning it with Alcohol very thoroughly and I still got Hep C. Of course, I didn't know that he had it until after the fact. However, tell your friend she's stupid for sharing needles, in any way shape or form and that if she isn't clean, she should get clean. Hep C isn't the only thing she can get from sharing needles and remind her that the other thing (hiv) can't be gotten rid of.

This is serious stuff. I wish the best of luck to you and her.
deleted_user
deleted_user

The bad new is no rubbing alcohol does not kill the virus but bleach will. Your friend should be tested for sure.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Your friend should be tested right away and she needs help getting off the needles!!!!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

As far as I know, nothing will completely clean a used rig. Not bleach, not rubbing alcohol... nothing. If you're gonna use, just go buy some clean needles. I know everyone thinks that you have to be diabetic or something in order to buy them from the pharmacy, but I used to get them from the wal-mart pharmacy all the time and they never questioned me. I'm not saying that using needles is okay. That's how I got myself into this mess in the first place. I'm just being realistic. Tell her to get tested, and to buy clean rigs if she's gonna use.
greg1024
greg1024

95% of IV drug user have Hep C
and alcohol does not kill the virus
as for chlorine bleach
1 part bleach to 5 part water will work
The virus has to be exposed to this for
at less 2 minutes to kill it.
Best thing to do is not use IV drug
and get tested.
I've been clean since 1980 and what I said
goes against my grain but we have to stop the spread
of this virus.so get the word out about bleach.
I know 2 minutes is along time to wait. You could use
more bleach but this would increase the chance of chlorine
poisoning
greg1024
greg1024

LindsayS
In some states you need a prescription
to get them
War on drugs you know
deleted_user
deleted_user

Even bleach isn't gauranteed to kill Hep C and it can live on surfaces and places for weeks without dying. It's a tough little f'er.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I had someone use bleach on the needle and it still transmitted..those 15seconds when that needle is in your arm isnt worth your life if you feel life is that fu*ked up then find a different drug pills/weed/party drinking..
And who knows if he hasnt got HIV? he obviously feels friendly with his needles..
deleted_user
deleted_user

I'll never understand why people use needles and drugs. Be safe people think before you share needles. Its senseless.
greg1024
greg1024

http://www.natap.org/2002/Dec/121202_1.htm
on this next link you want chapter 3
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hepc/pubs/bleach-javel/pdf/bleach-eng.pdf
and do not reuse cotton, spoons, or rinse water
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/publications/infograms/bleach.aspx
I know this is not 100% safe. But it better than nothing
and 2 minutes is to long for an addict to what
The biggest problem is that most addict are hope to
die addicts so they don't care.
The shame is that most addicts have above average IQ
This is a great lost of mind power to the world.
As a recovering addict I pray for them.
As a person recovering from hep C I pray for them.
greg1024
greg1024

wait
deleted_user
deleted_user

it's hard to understand why people use drugs if you never have I guess, but once you have you completely get why people take the risk and do crazy shit. THe devil is literally injected inside you/ you have little control over your options. We all need to remember that when judging someone who is still out there using, they have no idea what hell they are exposing themselves to in the future but that is still not enough to get someone to stop. I never thought about how it could be a hard time having hepc but I still carelessly used needles. It was more about getting high than thinking about the bleach that I knew would probably lower my chances, but if we were in the car for hours in traffic and there is no bleach then i was likely to throw it out the window