A 27-year-old male asked:
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i get scratched with the lighter of my flatmate. i don't know his status, but can i spread hcv in this way?the scratch didn't drain blood at all. tnx

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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No: HCV is transmitted by fresh blood, not dried blood and not by skin exposure.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014

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