The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Mental Health and HIVMental Health and HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

low risk but fear

Jan 11, 2009

I recently delivered a baby. After being home for 4 days, I suddenly got this fear that my doctor had on dirty gloves from a previous patient. My fear is because my babies head crowned suddenly and they had to find my doc. I thought that may be because it happened so fast that he just forgot being in a hurry to change his gloves. Also, I know that it would be highly unlikely that he would leave another patient to help me. I also did not see him with dirty gloves. Should I test? Am I crazy? Do you know of any online forums were people with these same fears talk?

Response from Dr. Horwath

Your doctor would not treat you while wearing contaminated gloves. Even if he did, this would not be likely to transmit HIV infection.

drugs interactions
Possible discrimination

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint