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Worried about Hep C
Jan 22, 2012

Hello, the other day I got into a shoving match with a good freind of mine, who is positive for Hep C. Anyways, after we cooled off, I noticed a little scratch on my forearm. The scratch took off a few layers of skin, I am wondering what the chances are of getting Hep C this way, I am not sure what caused the scratch maybe his watch or something.

Thank you for your help!!!

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis C is transmitted by blood to blood contact so this would not be considered an exposure.

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