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What is considered an open sore where hep c or HIV can be transmitted? I have a few cuts thats are healing up and im very scared.

What is considered an open sore where hep c or HIV can be transmitted? I have a few cuts thats are healing up and im very scared.

HCV/HIV transmission: Transmission through skin contact has been reported in only a few cases. It requires a significant amount of blood exposure from the infected individual & a large open wound or seriously chapped and cracked hands in the recipient. That 's why intravenous or needle stick routes are so much more efficient vehicles for transmission. Hcv is 10 times more transmissible than HIV via these routes. ...Read more

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To get HIV from blood contact, open sore means what? Deep bleeding cut or superficial cut or surface cut .

All of the above: An open skin surface makes direct transmission possible and the deeper the cut , the more contact with the blood. ...Read more

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