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Can HIV, hepatitis-B or C be contracted through contact with a foreign object?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Infections
Question: i was opening a bottle and i believe it was all ready open since i drank the juice any hiv hep b,c risk
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
very unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
HIV and Hepatitis B and C are transmitted by a direct exchange of body fluids. Unless you had an open wound in your mouth there would be no risk. Even if you had such a wound the risk would still be very low. A direct needle stick from an HIV positive person transfers less than a 1% risk of transmission so I think your risk is minimal.
If you are anxious about it, wait about 3 months and get tested.
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Dr. Robinson
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Follow up: Dr. Kathy Robinson 10 minutes later
there was no direct exchange of body fluids except i drank juice from a bottle that was all ready open so no worry for hiv hep b,c?
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes, no worries

Detailed Answer:
I would not worry about it at all
Dr. Robinson
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