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Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Question: Hi my boyfriend have hepc he told me that he hit his head at work four days later i touch his head where the scar is but I forgot to wash my hands andstarted eating with my hands can I get hepc
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry!

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in"Ask a Doctor".
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Based on your history, just touching the scar ( not direct contact with blood)after 4 days of incident I think you shouldn't worry because there exist a little to no risk to get hep C in this situation.
You cannot get hep C from eating with the hand after touching the scar but from sexual intercourse and direct blood to blood contact.

Hope I have answered your query.
Feel free to ask me further.
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Hi my boyfriend have hepc he told me that he

Brief Answer: Please don't worry! Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome in"Ask a Doctor". I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Based on your history, just touching the scar ( not direct contact with blood)after 4 days of incident I think you shouldn't worry because there exist a little to no risk to get hep C in this situation. You cannot get hep C from eating with the hand after touching the scar but from sexual intercourse and direct blood to blood contact. Hope I have answered your query. Feel free to ask me further.