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Thanks for the question and coming here. I would like to give you good news that both HIV and Hepatitis virus do not survive when blood become dried or in dry area. There is no chance and unlikely you will have risk of HIV or Hepatitis transmission. Please relax as I can assure that this is impossible to get in that way. You don't need any tests for that. Just relax and don't get anxious. There is not any possibility for that so this is a good news for you. All the best.
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This is not true hepatitis virus cannot survive in dried blood. No in either case there is not any possibility of transmission. There is not even single case of transmission reported in that way. I am a qualified gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist so rest assure there is not any chance. There is a blood to blood contact or exchange of body fluids required to have transmission for both. Don't get anxious as there is not any possibility I can again assure for that.
Yes there are no reported cases for such transmission from contact with dried blood. Also there was not any exchange of body fluids as your finger was not bleeding as well both factors are very positive. I don't agree with Hepatitis C or B living outside on dried surface as the virus can die very soon once outside. This is with all due respect to CDC website. In any case I have already told there are no reported or even not a single reported case of such transmission. You need to relax and need to avoid anxiety. You can always have tests if you want only for your peace of mind. If I would be you I will not worry for anything.