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A worried colleague...
Jan 28, 2012

Dear Dr Mc Govern, I am a physician, and I was talking to a hep C patient. I know I'm a little OCD, but I felt, although the patient was a few feet away, like a drop of saliva may have landed on my mouth while she was talking (again, this happens to me a lot, so it might just be my OCD). I noted she had bad mouth hygiene and her lips had blood on them (probably dried). I washed my mouth a few minutes later with water. Do you think there is any risk of contamination this way? Should I get tested? Thank you so much in advance!

Response from Dr. McGovern

No testing needed.



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