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Can You Contract HIV From Touching Skin

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Hello Dr. McGovern,I am attending an event where I will have contact with a family member who is a drug addict (meth, I believe) and he has open skin lesions as a result of his use. Is there any risk of contacting Hep C and/or HIV from touching...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Transmission of HCV requires mixing of your blood with his so this would be highly unlikely from any of the activities you are describing. Read more »

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