Nov 9, 2014
I'm meddical student. I took the blood from an advanced AIDS person to the blood gas testing machine. but while I put the syringe off from the machine it struck with the machine. when I try to take them off the blood splash around. I wearing gloves and didn't feel the blood splash on my eye and mouth. I try to find the blood around my gloves and my arms but I didn't see any and then I go to wash my hand quickly. the question is? Is it possible that I have blood splash in my eyes and mouth but I didn't know? I tell my resident what happen but she told me that I have no risk of infection. but I'm still worry about that event so do I have a chance to infected from this situation thankyou.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
I agree with your resident. Unless you had an infected body fluid contact with mucous membrane or percutaneous injury, you're at no risk of HIV exposure.
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