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Survival of Hepatitis B and C
Jun 18, 2006

Dr. McGovern,

Do you have any solid information as to how long Hepatitis B and C survive on a surface off the body? I'm concerned I may have come into contact with one/both of the above.


Response from Dr. McGovern

Information on virus survival is not actually helpful. The information that is most important is that getting hepatitis B or C requires some entry of blood into your bloodstream -either through sex or via injection drug use.

Is it SAFE ?

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