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Are nurses infecting med students in our campus?
Mar 10, 2006

Good morning Dr Barbara McGovern,

We had this event in our medical campus in Germany when nurses where taking blood and doing free hcv and hiv tests.

My tests were negative but I saw that the nurse was not changing her gloves!!! Is it acceptable??????

Now I am scared that she might have given me hiv or hcv (if she had traces of blood on the gloves while putting the gauze on my wound).

Is it possible? Should I test after 3-6 months?

Thank you for replying. I am real scared these days!


Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not worry at all about this exposure.

Best regards, Dr. M

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