The $50 Question/ 18 first year worker
Aug 7, 2009
Hi Doctor! I'm 18 years old and just started my first job. The other day while leaving the office I stepped on what was broken glass. It looked like there was some red substance...maybe blood. I was wearing very thin foam sandals. Is there a risk of transmission if indeed the glass had HIV infected blood? I don't know how long the glass was there, but I know at least a minimum of 5 minutes. Is this irrational thinking? Please help me, I'll be sending $50 today (I got paid today)!!!
Love you doc, good luck and best wishes!
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying and get some sturdier shoes for the office. Save the flip-flops for the pool and beach, OK? Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).
Be well. Stop worrying.
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