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Help! I found a red line (scratch) on my arm after work. I am a dental hygienist. Feel it was from a used Ultrasonic scaler tip.
No blood came out, the skin did not break, just a red line like when a fingernail scratches the skin. There is no scar, and I can't find the mark on my skin where it was "scratched" 4 days later. Should I get tested for hep C, HIV? I don't necessarily remember which patient it was and their health history. Please help ease my mind. I was so busy I did not feel the pain.


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replied April 30th, 2016
General Q and A Answer A56991
hello and welcome

your concern is appreciated

its highly impossible to get it as there was no oozing out of blood and no break in skin and if in case it had cut your arm there is slight chance to get hcv or hiv, hiv is very slow virus and then hcv , hbv is very contagious of all. these are viruses that are spread through blood to blood contact.
so its very unlikely to get hiv or hcv after that.


hope it helps
thanks


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