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60hours old superficial cuts can transmit hiv /hcv please kindly reply

A girl i know expired due to hiv stage 4 with hepatomegaly and multiple clots around liver.. Does this mean she had hepatitisC ? And my worry is one of my relative washed her legs by touching them and dipped his hands in mug of water and later on i also dipped my hands in that mug of water i had 60hours old superficial cut over my finger.. Is there any chance of risk replyplease
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683231 tn?1467323017
Sorry to read about you friend. Was she diagnosed with hep C?

I don’t know anything about the effects of HIV on the liver try the HIV forum.

Hep c is transmitted by having hep c infected blood entervthe blood stream of an uninfected person through an open, fresh, wet, weeping wound.

Hep c in not transmitted by washing the skin.
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It means it doesnt transmit through third party like water? Please clarify
I dont know whether she is diagnosed with hepatitis c im assuming it because she has hepatomegaly and clots around her liver .. Does this transmit when superficial cuts come in contact with hepatitis C contaminated water?
No known transmission by the situation you have described. Your cuts were superficial and old. You don’t know if any blood was in the water or if she had hep c.

If you want to be certain wait at least 12 weeks and have the hep c antibody test
683231 tn?1467323017
Causes of enlarged liver

Causes

Your enlarged liver might be due to one of these causes:

Inflammation or fatty liver. This could be from:

Obesity
An infection
Some medications or alcohol
Toxins
Autoimmune disease (your body's immune system attacks healthy tissue)
Metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors for heart disease that includes high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and belly fat)
Genetic disorders that cause fat, protein, or other substances to build up
Abnormal growths may cause an enlarged liver. These may be due to:

Cysts
Tumors that start in or spread to the liver
A problem with blood flow. This may be due to a variety of conditions such as:

Congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart doesn't pump blood well
Hepatic vein thrombosis, a blockage of veins in your liver
It might also be caused by veno-occlusive disease, which is a blockage in the small veins in your liver.
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