Transmission through dry blood
May 14, 2006
I recently had some strangers gauze bandage stuck on my hand, there was dry blood on it. I was not able to wash my hands for a good hour or so. I have no open visible cuts on my hand. Please tell me how high of a risk factor I am at for contamination of Hepatitis or HIV, I have been going crazy ever since this happened.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would not get any testing based on this exposure.
I would not worry any more about this. Dr. M
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