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blood on her lip
Jan 15, 2010

My date told me she was hepatitis c positive, after I kissed her on the lips three times, for about a second each time. I would not be concerned other than she had a small cut on her lip, with what appeared to be a small amount of blood. I have chapped lips, which were not bleeding at the time. Was I at risk for transmission of this virus? Should I be concerned? Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not be concerned about HCV transmission from a kiss.

Hep C antibody test inclonclusive
becoming chronic??

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