Jun 7, 2004
i am a healthcare worker - my patient's catheter bag opened and spilled urine on my leg which i happened to shave that morning. i'm uncertain as to my risk. what do you think?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Other than being literally "pissed off," I'd say you are certainly safe from an HIV perspective. Urine is a sterile fluid, and therefore does not contain HIV. This is in direct contrast to blood, ejaculate, cervical secretions, spinal fluid, etc. which can contain the virus. Assuming there was no blood in the catheter bag, your HIV risk is nil.
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