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Health care worker hep c
Jul 16, 2014

I was changing an IV line on a patient post surgery and forgot to where gloves a small amount of blood mixed with saline got on my index finger and on the tip of my nail Im worried that the patients blood could seep into my nail bed how at risk am I

Response from Dr. Taylor

None. Hep C must get into your bloodstream to pose a risk.

Feeling worried
anti-hav igg reactive and igm non-reactive

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