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A 30-year-old male asked:

May have knocked blood blister on man and little bleeding cuts on hands what's the chances i will get hep c or hiv?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not likely: It is unlikely to get hepatitis c or HIV from brief exposure to blood. Of course it is impossible to get hep c or HIV from a man that does not have the virus in the first place. Hopefully you know this man and can ask him if he has hepatitis or not. Hepatitis b is much more contagious, and there is a vaccine for this, so see your doctor and make sure you are immunized!

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