Hepatitis Blood On Food Risk

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Risk of infection

This may be ridiculous, so I apologise if I'm wasting time.I have OCD which has made me worried recently about Hepatitis. I was preparing food recently, and nicked my finger on a knife. There was a small amount of blood, but I didn't see any on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is transmitted mainly by blood to blood exposure. Ingesting virus would not lead to infection. Read more »

HCV Phobia:

I have heard that ingestion does not cause transmission , but if one has ulcer ,is it a risk ? can... Read more »

Blood on Cup?

Thank you for reading.I was recently at a nearby store, and was going to get coffee. My hands are... Read more »
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What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

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