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Fallen man's blood on my hands.
Oct 24, 2010

I helped a fallen man get out of a flower bed. It was very dark and rainy and a few minutes later I noticed my hands had both mud and (his) blood on them. I put my hands in the rain immediately and got most of the blood away. I live nearby and when home I washed my hands twice with hand soap and dish washing liquid. I noticed my left thumb had a very small bit of raised skin under which it was red. It was not bleeding and my left hand did not have too much of his blood anyway. Should I be tested for Hep C? And after washing twice could my hands still have Hep C virus on them? I have two small children so what precautions should I take? I have had vaccinations for Hep A and B. Prior to the conception of my second child I was negative for Hep C (Health Check).I live in Taiwan. Your answer would be most appreciated.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You do not need testing for this event.

The fallen man is lucky that you helped him...

hep b medicine
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