A 26-year-old female asked:
can you get hep c or hiv from blood on packaging at a store. my husband, daughter, and myself all have eczema on hands, and we all handled the item..?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Aaron Roland answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
HIV and Hep C : Transmission of HIV clearly requires more intimate contact. Hep C transmission is less well understood but transmission from touching blood with your hands would be quite unlikely. Not really worth worrying about unless there was clear contact with open wounds.
Answered on Jun 23, 2019
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