A 39-year-old member asked:
Can hepatitis c or hiv be transmitted if a patient's blood got around your nail bed?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Gastroenterology 37 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 30, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.