Is it possible to contract hiv or hepatitis this way?

I work as a cashier and while bagging items I noticed blood on the bag. I don't know if it was there before or what. I tried to avoid it but after I cashed the man out I noticed a smear of blood on my finger. I had not visible cuts or wounds. I used hand sanitizer three times and didn't get to wash my hands until about two hours later. I'm very worried about getting hiv or hepatitis.

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    What's most likely is that the blood on the outside of the bag was coming from a leaky package of meat or poultry that was inside the bag. An unfrozen package of poultry is notorious for "leaking".

    It was animal blood, and a human can't contract HIV or hepatitis from the blood of an animal.

  • 1 year ago

    HIV? No. Hepatitis? Unlikely, but maybe...that virus is a bit more contagious.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    no you can't

  • k w
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    just wear some nitrile gloves.....flesh or white, for your protection......besides, the register receipt has a hormone disrupter in the ink......not safe to touch.....and you can't wash it off.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I wouldn't worry about it , I have had worse things than that happen to me and went to the doctors and they didn't even think there was a need for a blood test I had unprotected sex once with a HIV positive chick by accident well she lied to me accualy the dirty filthy junkie animal 3 months later had a test and was negative

  • paul
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    wow and your still alive to ask this ???? amazing

  • Stacie
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    No, you should be fine, both transfer through a mix of fluids. You would have to touch an open wound with the blood.

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