Can Hiv Be Transmitted Through Touching A Blood Contaminated Surface

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hiv hipatitis b,c

can you get hepatitis b,c from environmental surfaces for example i bought a candy in a store and while i was eating the candy my inner lips, were the mucus membranes are touched the external part of the candy wrapper that could have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely no risk. HBV and HCV are spread by blood to blood exposure. Read more »

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I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV,... Read more »

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