hep c from blood on food

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hockey
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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
i shared some sandwiches with a co-worker and looks like he had a couple of cuts on his fingers. if there's a few drops of blood on food can a person get hep c this easy . my doctor told me not to worry about it , what do the experts think here?

hep93
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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
The likelihood of contracting hep C that way is about nil. I concur with your doctor: Don't worry about it.

hockey
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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
even if i had chapped lips which blood can get in to another open cut at the mouth?

hep93
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   Posted 9/30/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Judging from all your posts expressing anxiety and hypervigilance, I would recommend not sharing anything at all with another person, and to request tests for HIV and hep B and C from your physician.

I do get the feeling that a little "leg pulling" is going on here.

hockey
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   Posted 9/30/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
not pulling anybody's leg here , i just here that it is low risk or no risk , which is it?

hep93
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   Posted 10/3/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Never say never...therefore, I would say very remote chance of contracting hep C or HIV that way. However, to get a weight off your shoulders, ask for testing.

hockey
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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
i had chapped lips when i ate this food . hep c is supposed to be blood to blood contact. has anybody ever gotten hep c orally thru food?

DeeMots
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I would say most likely you are OK. However, I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have worried about things like this. Get a blood test done. It will ease your mind. Rationalize that to get a disease this way would be HIGHLY unlikely (do you even know if the person you shared food with has hep c?) If you worry about things like this often you might want to think about seeing a psychologist and perhaps a psychiatrist. Oh and don't share food =).
*hugs*
Dee
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