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Cut myself with roommates razor she has hep c. How dangerous

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Cut myself with roommates razor she has hep c. How dangerous and how long does it survive on razor
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hi
There would have to be fresh blood in general.
It is almost zero risk, but not zero. about as close as you can get though.
This would be considered negligable risk.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I bleed
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
This would be considered a negligeable risk.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just so I am correct...I have read that hep c can stay on a razor (even blood that I cannot see) 16 hrs to 4 weeks. But you are telling me that it's really not that big of risk? Ps..I'm just freaking out because I was told to wait several more weeks before testing so that antibodies have time to show up
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
That would be very unlikely. He would have to have had fresh blood on the razor and a lot of it.
As I have said , the risk is very negligeable. This is not a good situation to actually transmit the virus.
I think you will be fine.
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