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A 21-year-old female asked:

If someone had contaminated body wash with body fluids containing hepatitis b or c and then i used the body wash would i catch hepatitis b or c? i have cuts on my body. ive heard any soap would kill those viruses but im not sure?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You are not at risk of either Hep B or Hep C from what you described. An effective vaccine for Hep B is available and you should consider getting vaccinated. Get HPV, Flu and Covid vaccines. Wish you good health! Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines
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