I went to supermarket went to cashier point, the lady there wanted to have my bank card to put into machine and i dont remember if she touched it or not as I put that in the machine myself, but afterwards I saw that her finger was bleeding!! I Dont know if her fresh blood has touched my bank card stuff that I have bought or my hand. I also had cut on my hand which it happened in the morning. I also saw some stain on my bank card and am not sure what that is. I am very scared about Hep C risks. Can someone please help me!!!!
If you have a cut on your hand, it is best to put a bandaid on, before going out in public. Most likely the Cashier did NOT have Hep C, it is only 1 or 2 % infected, in the genreral population, so the odds are in your favor.
Thanks for ur reply. My cut was not bleeding and unfortunately in the morning that it happened I didn't have Bandai to put on it. Can you please let me know the ways that someone can get Hep C? Is it like HIV?? Which one is more likely?? Thanks
Thanks for your help. Yes I know it seems that I have OCD in regards to these kind of cases. I am trying to make it better by reading and knowing more about actual risk, but sometimes can not help it :(:(
Yes, since your cut was not bleeding, then it is not "blood to blood" contact. Getting hit by a car is more of a risk, us Heppers and Ex-Heppers pose very little threat.
We are trying to fight the "Stigma" that surrounds this subject, Hep C(which is insult upon injury, for those of us who suffer from this disease), so please try to keep this in mind, which may also help you to NOT give in to your urge, to have us reassure you about possible contagion.
Most of us have lived for years with our husbands and children, without even knowing we had Hep C many times, and our family members have not caught Hep C from us~ Even mothers are advised that they can still breast-feed their babies, without worry of contagion.
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