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Am I at risk for Hep C??
Aug 28, 2011

Hello, The other day I recieved an accidental scratch on my forearm by a friend of mine who is Hep C positive. No blood was visible, but it was red and puffy and when I sprayed it with disinfectant I felt a sting. Am I at risk? I hate worrying about this stuff.

Thank you for this website and for all your help!

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not worry about this exposure. Transmission requires blood to blood exposure.

HIV and/or now Hep C or nothing?
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