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Hepatitis C and saliva
Jun 30, 2005

I was wondering if Hepatitis C can be transmitted through saliva? A friend of mine was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. We had been out drinking and she was laughing and spit beer all over my face and arm. Now I realize the arm is not the problem but I was more concerned about the face and the possibility of any of her saliva getting into my mouth. I'm really concerned about this and would like an answer as soon as possible. Thank-you for your time.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would consider this risk to be negligible and would not pursue testing.

Dr. McGovern

concerned father
very concerned-close family members recently diagnosed with hepb and c.

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