A 26-year-old female asked:
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bought a new toy for toddler. handed the package to her, and went to open it. there was blood under the tape, and on package. hep c, hep b, hiv risk?!

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Negligible: None of these is passed through casual contact with blood. Needle stick maybe, but not casual contact. HIV does not survive for long outside human tissue/blood.
Answered on Jun 8, 2019

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