The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Hepatitis C transmission
Oct 24, 2010

my question (and Im probably just over paranoid) but this morning I was on the campus bus and noticed when I picked my backpack up what looked like a blood stain (a pretty good size one) ok and my backpack had touched it and I touched my backpack. Now I have a few small cuts on my hands from my skin cracking open due to them being dry and I was wondering is there anyway at all that I could contract anything like hepatitis c or anything just from touching the part of my backpack that touched the stain that looked like dried blood. I mean I dont know for sure that it was but here recently I have developed a phobia over blood. Thanks for your patience and for reading this I know my questions seems bizarre lol

Response from Dr. McGovern

No I would not get testing.

Baraclude: Very Tired
Hep C

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint