A 37-year-old male asked:
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if you have an ingestion of some blood hcv (without open wounds in your mouth)have some risk of contagious?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk: Hcv is fairly low risk for transmission that way, but the risk is not zero; follow up with your doctor for evaluation.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: I assume you mean HIV which is a virus.You may not have a noticeable wound but if your gums are inflamed and bleed easily than there is a risk of not only HIV but hpv and hepatitis virus being transmitted
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
This patient is talking about Hepatitis C, not HIV. There would be no risk to this oral exposure given the scenario the patient describes.
Dec 27, 2013

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