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Touching A Bloody Scab Risks

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living with an infected person

i live with a person with hep. c. i am concerned because the person has scabs all over her and and she doesnt cover them up and touches everything. by having a scab on my hand and touching something she has touched with her scabs, can i get hep. c?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV is spread by blood to blood contact, so none of the exposures you describe are of concern. Read more »

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I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my... Read more »

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Is touching a scab of someone with HEP C (hand), the same as touching dried blood? Does the blood... Read more »
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worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...at school a friend of mine touched my chin and afterwards when i pushed my chin on paper, i found a couple period sized red dots. what would b the hiv risk if those Read more »

Can somebody PLEASE respond

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...5.(march 31) saw a 1 inch in diameter spot of dried blood on my shorts n it wasn't mine. what's the risk if it was fresh n i touched it n it got into a wound? before all this (around september) some jerk threw a dirty shirt at me. what if the... Read more »

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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »