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more insight please
Dec 3, 2006

i know i already asked u a question about my incident as a nail tech with my client and the cut and using the liquid styptic. but i just wanted to know why when i read every wher else they scare you about transmission through open cuts thats whats freaking me out because i had a 2 hr old paper like cuts on pointer finger and the liquid styptic dripped directly on my cut finger but like is said i dont know if blood dripped on me im sure she bled a little but alls i saw was the liquid styptic. all in all i have spoke to paramedics and dr and im going to talk to someone because i have such an hiv fear. and all has tryed to reassure me. but reading even on ur site how any open abrasion or cut or irritated skin poses a risk keeps praying on my mind. but you gave me such a good answer and so promptly u dont know how much i appreciate it. so if u could give me just a little more insight or reasoning behind ur answer id really really benefit from it along with the help im getting from therapist. other than this incident i have no other risk factors for contracting. thank u so muck best regards.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You can always get tested for any infection if you are still very concerned. That may be the best way to relieve your anxiety. I wouldn't recommend testing based on what you describe.

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