|Re: risk at gyno office
Oct 22, 2003
A question recently asked got me thinking. You said most gynos use disposable specula, but mine doesn't (he uses the metal kind). Would there be an HIV risk if a speculum didn't get cleaned well or cleaned at all but was used a while after the last use (say at least a half hour) and was stored in that heated drawer under the exam table?
I appreciate your response!
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
I doubt that there would be much risk at all. There is a really good reason to think that most gyn's sterilize their specula very carefully! DTD
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