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Budd Lake, NJ
A 50-year-old male asked:

Concerned for hiv/hep. while at grocery store yesterday picked up 5 gallon water bottle, my hand palm got few red spots blood under skin from bottle plastic cap. assuming it cut me what are my risk for hiv and hep?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
None: HIV and Hepatitis B and C cannot be transmitted through above mentioned mechanism. Hand hygiene rules still apply as to risk for transmission for other bacteria including hepatitis A.
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