Risk Of Sharing A Cigarette

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hepatitis C an sliva

My Aunt has just found out she has hep C. I have a 4 month old son who she has kissed on the cheek,also my husband has shared cigarettes with her as well is it poss that my family now has hep c and should we now be tested also??
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV is transmitted mainly through blood to blood exposures. I would not consider this a risk to sharecigarettes and kissing is certainly not a risk at all. No testing required. Read more »

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