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Blood on food

I posted a similar question on the HIV forum and they said that eating food that may have blood on it is not risk for HIV, but I am wondering about hep c. If someone making my food or serving my food had got blood on it and I ate it, is there a chance of me catching hep c? I should mention I often bite my cheeks and have chapped lips. I know the CDC say its not a food borne illness, but what if there is blood on the food. I also have a family member with hep c, so I am concerned. Thank you for your time.
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  No, this is not a risk factor.  The reason I.V. drug users get it so easily, is because they are taking a little bit of the virus, and using a syringe to inject it directly into the vein.  
  
  
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Thank you for your quick response, that is how my family member got hep c, through IV drug use. So even if I have sore in my mouth or my lips or cheeks are bleeding from biting them, there isn't a chance of me getting hep c from eating food that may have some blood infected with hep c?
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I see you posted on the OCD forum. I think you should focus on getting help for OCD because that is your problem.

Good luck.
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Yes, I did post in the OCD forum and I just started taking Zoloft on Wednesday. But I am truly concerned about this because I do have a family member who has hep c. I would just like to know if this is a risk factor. Thank you.
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  No, the risk factors in house-hold contagion are
as follows:  dont share tooth-brush, razor or nail-clippers.
   I get OCD thoughts like this also, becuz I have family member with Hep C also, but I just put the OCD thoughts out of my mind. Seeking reassurance about it rly doesn't help, but I have also done it myself, so I feel for you :/
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