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Contact with someone who is Hep C positive
Jun 30, 2005

I have a concern about contact I had with someone who has Hepatitis C. I shook hands with this person and then found out that he has Hepatitis. If he had a cut on his hand, as did I, could I have come into contact with the virus? I'm not worried about the keys I had in my hand, my car, my clothes, etc. I feel like his blood or the virus may have contaminated the things I touched. Should I wash them? Is this silly?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not worry about this as a risk. Dr. McGovern

very concerned-close family members recently diagnosed with hepb and c.
Starting Treatment Friday

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