HCV from Bloodstain
May 4, 2009
I really hope you can answer my question, I'm going nuts!
I was staying at a hotel when I noticed a dark spot on my blanket. It was dark and I didn't know what it was so I kind of rubbed it to see what it was. As it wasn't wet I disregarded it. A few moments later a popped a pimple on my face with the same finger and began bleeding (my finger touched my bleeding pimple). After washing my hands I noticed that the dark spot on the blanket was actually a dried bloodstain. I have no idea how old the stain was but it was at least 12 hours old (thats when I checked into the room). Any risk of HCV infection from this incident?
Thank you so much for your response.
Response from Dr. McGovern
No I would not pursue HCV testing for this.
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