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Is it possible to get hep C or HIV if you have cracked/chapped skin which gets exposed to someone's saliva who may be infected with these viruses?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes

your skin is an incredible "force field" to the environment.
Unfortunately, any break or crack in the skin may be a possible route of infection. This is why it is very important to treat dry, cracked skin.

In brief: Yes

your skin is an incredible "force field" to the environment.
Unfortunately, any break or crack in the skin may be a possible route of infection. This is why it is very important to treat dry, cracked skin.
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