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Hep B & C risk from mailbox handle at the post office

I e-mailed this question a few hours ago but I needed to give more detail so you can answer the question with more accurately.I went to mail a letter at the post office & I had a cut on the top of my left ring finger cuticle. The nail was at the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not consider this a risk and would not recommend testing. Read more »

Hepatitis B/C

HiI recently helped a work colleague clean a cut on her hand and I may have touched her blood (I... Read more »

hep b immunity

I am a healthcare worker who was vaccination approx 5 years ago for hep b. I had a good repsonse at... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injuries involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is extremely low and there are no documented cases of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...water when you are finished. Injection Drugs and Hepatitis Injection drug users are also at a high risk for contracting Hepatitis B and C, both of which are blood-borne diseases. These viruses are much easier to contract than HIV due to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (See fact sheet 506 ): Two hepatitis A vaccine shots are given. Hepatitis B vaccine is a series of three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in... 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 »

Myth or Fact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...then putting the napkins back in that he bled on, say i wipe my self with these napkins and theres blood on it, is there any risk at all ? and what are the chances i do get HIV if the person wiped blood on it like say 45 minutes ago ? is there... Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »