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A friend of mine has Hep C and her father cares for her. She

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A friend of mine has Hep C and her father cares for her. She recently fell and cut her arm and her dad helped her with bandages... should her father now be tested for Hep C even though he didn't have an open wound? What about 'through-the-skin" scenario?

911Doctor :

No, no need to be tested in this scenario.

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Skin contact with bandages carries no risk.

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standing by

Customer:

What about skin to skin contact with blood getting on both individuals?

911Doctor :

skin to skin contact will not transmit this virus, there needs to be something like a needle stick or blood transfusion, the virus will not penetrate the skin, it is not a risk.

Customer:

Ok, thank you.

911Doctor :

stand by one minute please....

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