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Is this a risk

Hello Doctor, Please answer this question as I have been worried and have been told a few different things on different forums. My question is in regards to contracting Hep C from the following exposure.I was at the gas station pumping gas after...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your risk of acquiring HCV from such an event is extremely low and I would not recommend testing. Read more »

my mom has hepatitis - concern

hey,my mom has hep ci used her toothpaste and then realized that the opening of the tube had a... Read more »

Blood from a Cut on Hand

Hi Doc,Thanks for your tension defusing humor along with serious messages. My brother and sister... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the... Read more »
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cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to do is there anything to do about this Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...questions regarding HIV transmission - 1. I had a cut on my finger where I was fingering my girlfriend - does this pose as a risk for HIV for her to get infected if I had the virus or me getting infected if she had HIV? 2.i went to use the... Read more »