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Is my nephew in danger?
Jun 6, 2002


My nephew recently went swimming at the waterslides with an aunt who has been a prostitute and drug addict in recent years. Is he at any risk of HEP B or C or HIV from being in the water with her or casual contact? I am concerned she may have had a cut and put him in danger??

Response from Dr. Fried

No, these disease cannot be transmitted through casual contact.

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