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hep c and hiv
Nov 6, 2005

what is the risk of contracting hiv and hcv from blood exposure to someone with the disease(s) through the nose if the nose was bleeding a little? thank you very much for your answer

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis C and HIV are transmitted through exposure to blood exposure - usually through sex or injection drug use.

Blood exposure through trauma - or a nose bleed in your situation - would have to contact an open wound on another person to be an issue. This would be highly unlikely situation.

Dr. M

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