Why do you think you caught hep c? The person who you shook hands with does not have hep c he was cured. He cannot give you an infection he does not have.
Even if he did have hep c it requires blood to blood contact so if he was bleeding and you were bleeding and forcibly held your hands together you might have a very small risk. But as he was cured he cannot give anyone hep c.
The person that has the hepatitis c would have to have an open wound and blood that entered your blood stream through an open wound. It doesn't sound like he was bleeding. Also , if he was cured, then you have nothing to get infected with from him.
Hi you have nothing to worry about. I don't see where this person was bleeding.
Sorry I did not answer earlier, I could see you had good answers. I just recieved your answer.
Hepatitis C isn't transmitted from their hand shake to yours. Clearly, you didn't shake a person with a huge blood injury. It just didn't happen. Hepatitis C isn't that easy to get.
Sorry you had an accident and got hurt but I wouldn't spend anytime worrying about contracting Hepatits C this way....
it just doesn't happen.
Hope this is helpful
UGH I meant I just received your message. Boy am I losing it or is it autocorrect? LOL
Here is some information from MedHelp.org on who is most at risk for Hep C. Sounds like you're not at risk based on the opinions of those on the site, but this information may help you in the future. http://www.medhelp.org/hepatitis-c/articles/What-Is-Hepatitis-C/2251