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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can hepatitis c or hiv be transmitted if a patient's blood got around your nail bed?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Highly unlikely: Very unlikely if your skin was intact. If you had small cut or tears, there is a chance of transmission, but remains low. Get tested if in doubt.
Last updated Apr 30, 2014

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