Jul 25, 2005
I am a nurse. Back in late Feb. 2005 I was removing a patients IV. The poor guy has hairy arms so I was trying to be nice and just rip the tape off. A very small amount of of fluid hit me in the facial area around the nose and mouth. I do not believe I ingested any. The fluid was mostly clear, but some blood was most likely present. The patient was not to my knowlege HIV infected. I did have a test arounf 4 months, over 120 days and it was negative. My only symptoms are anxiety and stress. Is the 120 day test conclusive for this low risk exposure? I would love to make a donation. Please include some info. so I may do so. I think what you offer here is a great help to people. Thanks so much.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
A very small amount of "fluid" hitting you in the face from a patient of unknown HIV status, followed by a negative HIV test at four months, is not at all worrisome or concerning.
Having a very hairy arm with sticky tape stuck to it and a guy named Mike standing over you ready to rip it off, now there's an anxiety-inducing situation. OUCHAMAGOUCHA!
Relax, Mike, you are fine. I'm more concerned about poor Harry Hairy Arms!
Thanks for your willingness to make a donation to my foundation. Donation information can be found on the Foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.
Stay well, Mike.
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