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Hep C risk?
Jul 30, 2005

Hello, I was accidently jabbed with a fork while eating breakfast with a group of friends. It was to the tricept area of my arm. I don't believe any bleeding happened. Is there any risk of getting Hep C from that? Thankyou for your time.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Your risk of hepatitis C is basically nil.

The risk of acquiring HCV is mainly through exposure to blood - injection drug use being the main risk. Sexual transmission of HCV is uncommon.

Dr. McGovern

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