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Hepatitis And Open Sores

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Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

Can you catch Hep C from someone that has a open sore - that has possible oozing, if they hug you and it touches your skin?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV transmission requires blood to blood contact. Your skin is a protective organ. Read more »

Am I at risk for contracting HCV?

Hello! Something strange recently happened to me, and it has me worried about blood-borne diseases.... Read more »

hep b

Hello Dr,a woman performed oral sex on me unprotected. can I get Hep B from that? I f so how long... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...drug-injection equipment Sharing items such as razors or toothbrushes with an infected person Direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person Exposure to blood from needlesticks or other sharp instruments ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...ear-piercing, drug needles). Because it is transmitted so easily through body fluids, you can also get it by touching someone's open sore or cut with your own open sore or cut, or by sharing items (toothbrushes, razors, etc). Hepatitis can also... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...partner in anal or vaginal sex. It's possible for HIV to enter the penis through any open sores, through the moist lining of the opening of the penis, or through the cells in the mucous membrane in the foreskin or the head of the penis. What... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...that involves sharing needles, syringes, or drug-preparation equipment Birth to an infected mother Contact with blood or open sores of an infected person Needle sticks or sharp instrument exposures Sharing items such as razors or... Read more »
Connect With Others

Please Help me I'm So scared!

Posted by kakaroto, 1 Reply
...fingered her vagina - protected vagina intercourse) the problem that I'm not sure the condom was broke or not or if she had an open sore inside her mouth. after that I flow back home on the 6th of June at 12th of June I had muscles pain (left... Read more »

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is intact, and there are no fresh cuts, open sores, abrasions, dermatitis, etc., HIV will not enter the bloodstream, and you will not get infected.... Read more »

Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...negligible - risk, I'm starting to wonder if my last visit in December could have infected me. I can't really remember if I had any open cuts on my fingers or received any from unsterilized instruments (files, nail drill, emery board). About 2... Read more »

wut is more dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Wut do u guys think is more dangerous??? RECEIVING a blow job, or kissing someone with an open sore??? Cuz when u GET a blow job the person is sucking directly into ur urethra right? When ur kissing with a sore, its not Read more »