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Feb 28, 2009

In the ward while examining a HIV positive patient with high viral load i got in contact with his diaphoretic palms when he held my hand having a small cut over the middle of palmar surface of right thumb.Pl advice if PEP is indicated.What are the chances of transmission?

Response from Dr. McGowan

There is no risk for acquiring HIV with the contact you described in your question. I would not recommened PEP. Thanks Joe



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