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HCV transmission question
Aug 21, 2010

In one of your answers you say that for a transmission to occur we need two bleeding wounds to mix. What about if we have a not bleeding wound coming in contact with dried blood(more than a day dried). Is this a possible route for transmission?

Response from Dr. McGovern

It would be extremely unlikely in my opinion.

If you continue to be concerned, you can always get tested...The antibody test is much less expensive than testing for the virus itself.

HEPB & HIV, but HIV meds only?

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