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Hep C and door

Hi my dad has Hep C and he got his blood on the door and i didn't know it was his blood on the door, so i scratched it but it didn't come off and then i licked my finger and scratched it again and it smudged and realised it was blood. the blood was about nearly 1 day old could i get Hep C from this encounter ?
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683231 tn?1467323017
Hep c requires blood to blood contact. Hep c infected blood would have to enter your blood stream.

Has your father seen a doctor to be treated? There are new medicines approved in the last couple of years that were not previously available that can cure most people with hep c.

His treatment could be as simple as 1 pill a day for 8 or 12 weeks with little to no side effects for most people.

He should contact his doctor and find out how to get treated and cured.
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So if i got little bit of his blood in my mouth i can't get infected?
blood has to enter your blood stream
683231 tn?1467323017
From the US CDC

How is Hepatitis C spread?
Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

People can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus during such activities as

    Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
    Needlestick injuries in health care settings
    Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C

Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through

    Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
    Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus

What are ways Hepatitis C is not spread?

Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.

Who is at risk for Hepatitis C?

Some people are at increased risk for Hepatitis C, including:

    Current injection drug users (currently the most common way Hepatitis C virus is spread in the United States)
    Past injection drug users, including those who injected only one time or many years ago
    Recipients of donated blood, blood products, and organs (once a common means of transmission but now rare in the United States since blood screening became available in 1992)
    People who received a blood product for clotting problems made before 1987
    Hemodialysis patients or persons who spent many years on dialysis for kidney failure
    People who received body piercing or tattoos done with non-sterile instruments
    People with known exposures to the Hepatitis C virus, such as
        Health care workers injured by needlesticks
        Recipients of blood or organs from a donor who tested positive for the Hepatitis C virus
    HIV-infected persons
    Children born to mothers infected with the Hepatitis C virus

Less common risks include:

    Having sexual contact with a person who is infected with the Hepatitis C virus
    Sharing personal care items, such as razors or toothbrushes, that may have come in contact with the blood of an infected person

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Here's some more information about how Hepatitis is spread from MedHelp.org. http://www.medhelp.org/hepatitis-c/articles/What-Is-Hepatitis-C/2251
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