Dried Blood And Old Cuts Can I Still Get Hepatitis

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Hepatitis from dried blood

HiAn injured person knocked on my front door for help. He left blood all over the door which I touched by accident several hours later. I did not have any cuts on my hand, but may have touched my eyes and nose. What is the risk that I have caught...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...From a dried blood exposure with no cuts on your hands....I would not bother testing... Read more »

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...antibodies that can fight off future exposure. Hepatitis B (HBV) is caused by a virus that lives in body fluids that include blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk. You can get it by having unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...There are no documented interactions of milk thistle with antiviral therapy (ART). One study showed no effect of milk thistle on blood levels of the protease inhibitor indinavir in HIV-negative subjects. Be sure your health care provider knows... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...work against it. Get a baseline test. Then test again if your treatment is not keeping your viral load below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells... Read more »