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    phlebotomy student
    katfish posted:
    I'm 23, the mother of a 3 yr old, and was diagnosed last year with hep c. Idk my geno type yet, I'm supposed to be finding out soon and start the new treatment. Luckily my little boy doesnt have it, they didn't test me for c when I was pregnant, only B. how retarded is that?? I told them I had been an iv drug user and I wanted to be tested for everything! At least he didn't get it, i just wish I had known sooner. I was supposed to be starting school in a few months to be a phlebotomist, but now Idk if I can. Does anyone know if that's against regulations? I know in class you practice on each other, and your supposed to take the same precautions with everyone in case they have something but students are stupid and I always tell docs i have it so they know. I wouldn't want to tell my classmates for fear of being kicked out of school. Not to mention if I do get to start treatment soon Idk if I'll even be able to continue with school or if i won't feel up to it. Any advice????
    angelo212 responded:
    Were you ever able to continue with the Phlebotomy school?
    katfish replied to angelo212's response:
    I'm supposed to start school in jan, I have my first doc app dec 6th to get the ball rolling with treatment. I may just take some of the other classes where they aren't practicing sticking me for the degree until I have a better idea what treatment is going to look like

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