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
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

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

hcv hfmd
Jul 8, 2011

I have touched fresh blood from people with hcv and stomatitis.Now I have a lot of small vesicle on my first it is painless.but now it's painfull and itchy.I'm afraid if I get the vesicle from people with hcv,I also get hepatitis.or if there was vesicle before and I touch the blood and the virus pass through the vesicle.After touch the blood,I wash my hand with alcohol and soap.and I don't feel pain.Do you recommend me for testing?and what should - do with the vesicles.thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I don't think your vesicle (blister) has anything to do with this exposure. You probably have the type of herpes virus that can affect the mouth (eg, cold sores). ANother possibility is a viral infection with a virus called coxsackie virus that can cause blisters on the hands and feet.

Post Exposure Vaccination
Hep C genotype 4a, 4c, 4d

  • 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