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A question about Hepatitis C Transmission.
Apr 17, 2011

The other day I popped a pimple at work. Where I popped it at some people had been working earlier with some blood samples. I didn't see any blood on the counter where I had touched and then popped the pimple. My question is what are the odds of me getting HCV from dried blood maybe getting on my finger and then popping a pimple? I know the blood was also more than three days old in the test tube also if that makes a difference.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I wouldn't consider this a risk and would not recommend testing.



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