|Blood Splash During Sport
May 3, 2012
HI, I was playing soccer last night and a player on the opposing team got a deep cut to her eye. Her blood splashed all over me, mostly on my clothing ,but a lot remained on my arm and hand. I washed the blood off within 5 minutes but I am pretty sure some landed on my cut fingers. I cannot find a similar post and I am just wondering if you think I could be at risk? I have no idea about the status of the player, and am now worries. Please help.
| Response from Dr. Young
We generally don't answer the "do I have HIV" questions on this forum.
Your exposure does not sound significant at all. Nonetheless, be aware that current US guidelines suggest HIV testing be performed or offered for all persons ages 13-64 who access health care.
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