Hepatitis C Community
13.4k Members
Avatar universal

Hepatitis C, am I at risk?

Long story short I got a bit of blood on my hand from someone who had Hep C.  The blood was very minimal and I had no open cuts or wounds.  I only had a very very small mosquito bite on my middle finger which has already healed.

When I found out the person had Hep C I immediately washed my hands several times and very thoroughly.  What are my risks here?
5 Responses
2059648 tn?1439766665
Avatar universal
Almost zero. Provided you do not engage in activities that create direct blood to blood interaction with an HCV infected person you most unlikely to catch the disease.


Avatar universal
No risk
6708370 tn?1471490210
none whatsoever
Avatar universal
If you was to be completed sure about it, get her testse
Have an Answer?
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.