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I was having a conversation with a person with known Hep C genotype 1a. Some of their spit landed on my lip while talking. Am I at risk? What is the earliest I could test?
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683231 tn?1467323017
Hep c requires blood to blood contact so in a word
18601474 tn?1466188088
This article from MedHelp.org provides information on who's at risk for Hepatitis C. It might help you sort out when you need to be concerned, and when you don't.

317787 tn?1473358451
I read the above article, while helpful it needs to mention people who were given gama globulin injections before the 90's. A gama globulin injection is a mixture of more than one persons blood.  Many Vitenam Vets have it from these inoculations and for other reasons.  The CDC states that up to 1 in 4 people with HCV don't know they have it yet.
Also one can get it from sharing a straw to snort drugs.  The blood would have been microscopic.
In addition, sharing toothbrushes, razors with someone infected is not a good idea, again microscopic blood.

Thank you Lynn
Congratulations Bryce100, happy to hear you don't have it.
Thank you MHEditor
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