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Jan 22, 2012

Today I was working in my dental lab. and I was using a hydraulic cast cutter... and accidentally kind of got my finger.... i kind of peeled a little bit of the skin off... but did not bleed or anything, put on some alcohol, and it did not sting, so i guess i just bearly touched myself..... but I immediately remembered that one of my co workers had CUT himself with that same tool more than 48 hours before. He is not a risky person AT ALL... this electric cutter is used continuously, through stone models...... im i at risk for HCV? do you recommend testing??

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not recommend testing.

HIV and Hep B co-infection and trying to get pregnant
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