Feb 28, 2010
Dear Doctor,Im so scared.I went to a manicure,and she cut herself. Then when i saw ,it was too late.She took that same finger,and rolled th cotton with accetone to take the nail polish from my hands,and her blood was on it.I had 2 scratches on my fingers. Im terryfied.and felt like killing her for doing that.Please.do anser me.i will donate whatever......thank you so much
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Don't kill the manicurist! Your fears are unwarranted. The chances your manicurist is HIV-infected are slim. Plus, the chance she could transfer an adequate amount of fresh HIV-tainted blood via cotton balls into your two scratches is essentially nonexistent. Finally, acetone would kill HIV. OK?
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