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Hipatitis B,c, Open Cut Contact To Blood On Surfaces

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open cut on index finger on a drunk night

Posted by curiousmann, 2 Replies
Hi folks,
With my all respect I want to get your opinion on my story, I will try to keep it short promise. I had an open cut on my index finger when i woke up, so i will assume it was there at the beginning of story. I was drunk 20days ago, and... Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Whizkid, 1 Reply
the incident i am talking about originally happened 10 weeks ago while i was sitting out in the ground of my university working on my assignment and there a student of the same uni whom i didnt know came to me and ask me for a spare Pen. i gave it... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »

blood contact

Posted by Anonymous
hi there,i was reading some posts about how hiv can infect through cuts,Why does the cdc say that all cuts should be bandaged up when dealing with hiv ppl?

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hiv hipatitis b,c

can you get hepatitis b,c from environmental surfaces for example i bought a candy in a store and while i was eating the candy my inner lips, were the mucus membranes are touched the external part of the candy wrapper that could have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Absolutely no risk. HBV and HCV are spread by blood to blood exposure.... Read more »

Cut on finger in contact with blood!!! Please help me

Please please help me? I need help with this experience. I had a cut on my thumb and I had to attend a camp where we played games and I had to hold hands and interlock hands/fingers with a partner. My cut on my thumb wasn't fully healed, it was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThank you for your question and much to your relief you are HIV free from this experience!!!HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast... Read more »

bloody surfaces?

What are the chances of contracting HCV through contaminated surfaces? What type of open wound would you have to have for this to be a risk and would the risk still be low even if you had a weeping cut? Would a good amount of blood have to be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with you..If it were that easy, more people would be infected. The vast majority of people with hepatitis C at this time admit to injection drug use - even a one time use can do it.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

hipatitis b,c

i cut my self shaving and than i went to my computer i touched the mouse key and than i touched an open cut on my face i am telling you this because i had a friend positive to hip b,c 2 days ago who was using my computer and touching the mouse key,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I strongly doubt that this is an issue. I would not recommend testing.... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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