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I have a quick (hopefully silly) question for--one of my

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I have a quick (hopefully silly) question for--one of my closest friends (gay male) was just diagnosed with Hep-C. He is being treated now. I let him use a bottle of my eye drops on September 18th, and he says he did not touch his eye with the tip of the dropper. I only used these eye drops once after him, last weekend (Oct. 8), and I also did not let the tip of the dropper touch my eye. Is there any risk involved here?
Thanks so much in advance.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, The two most common exposures associated with transmission of Hepatitis C Virus are blood transfusion and injection drug use.

Hepatitis C is not spread through breast milk, food, water or by casual contact such as hugging, kissing and sharing food or drinks with an infected person.

I understand that your friend has used your eye drops bottle, and didn't touched dropper with eye.

To be honest, I can say that you are pretty safe.

No need to take stress. You would not get Hep-C, even if he touched his eye with dropper.

Please don't worry at all. You are safe.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.

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