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Hepatitis Scratches

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Can Hepatitis viruses and HIV be transmitted thru a superficial scratch on the arm?

Dear Dr,I tried to help a girl (friend's friend) from hurting herself. She kept bashing her hand on the road. He knuckles were bleeding. In trying to help her, she scratched me (red gashes on the skin) on the arm. Her blood may have contacted...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The way you describe this, I think you are not at risk since she scratched you, but you yourself were not bleeding....That is reassuring.... Read more »

Hep C from scratch

Hello there! My college mate has Hepatitis C and she doesn't take any meds yet. About a month... Read more »

HEP B from a scratch

What are the chances of contracting Hep B from a scratch? I work in retail and a shoplifter... Read more »
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a scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just got home and found this scratch with a little blood on it on my leg.. actually I've been home for about an hour but I'm so sleepy I didn't notice WHEN did this happen, if at home or while I was out (at work).. I had long pants on and there's... Read more »

semen/precum in open scratch or cut

Posted by Lomo, 1 Reply
Is getting some semen/precum in an open scratch or cut a risk? I have had a lot of frottage where another man's unprotected penis head is rubbing in between my buttocks and I have a few scratches there. I even felt a burning sensation once. Please... Read more »

Scratches and Calluses

Posted by nothingnew76, 1 Reply
Long story short, I gave a guy a handjob and got his semen on my hand. I used hand sanitizer immediately after. I didn't have any bleeding cuts or sores, but afterwards I noticed a small, non-bleeding scratch on my palm and thought about the... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... Read more »