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

Risk of HCV from popping pimple.
May 21, 2011

I want to know what you think the risk would be for getting HCV from touching recently dried blood and popping a pimple. The finger that popped the pimple(that bled a little) touched the dried blood. The safety officer at my job told me that would not be considered a risk and not to worry about it and there was no need to get tested. They said it has to be something like a needle stick to be a real risk. Would you agree?

Thanks very much

Response from Dr. McGovern

This does not sound like an event that I would evaluate with testing.

Please help me, some complication with Hep B?
Confused about results

  • 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