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Am I at risk?

Can you advise of i am at risk of hep b,c or HIV.
I treated a drunk/drug user male after he had a nasty head injury. I did use glOves ASAP ( before being given glOves I mopped up blood with paper towels but had none visible on my hands). I have a small healing cut on my finger not bleeding. The only place blood got onto my skin was a small patch on my knee through trousers but I have no visible cuts here.   Is there a risk of any infection?
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no, but you may check hbsag, hbsab and hbcab if you were not vaccinated for hbv.be also aaware that as an adult you will clear hbv almost 100% if your immune system is not damaged by drugs

as to hiv tests they cannot detect an hiv infection (this is what the instructions of the tests say) so i wouldnt even bother.
i d rather check cd4, cd8 , cd/cd8, nagalase if i want to know how my immune system is (and i did)

as to hcv you may check hcv ab and hcv rna pcr, hcv is fully curable with the new antivirals in short times usually

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I would get checked just to be safe
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