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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can u get hep c or hiv from knocking used pad with dermatitis and non bleeding cuts on hand?

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Dr. Kenneth Casey
Neurosurgery 44 years experience
Not very likely: The transmission of the viruses related to those two does take a bit more of an exposure than a brush by contact- especially in th case of hiv. But to get peace of mind, one can get a screening test for both with a simple blood sample. Ask your local health source.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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