Sep 13, 2010
I know that HIV is a virus and I have a question about the virus itself. I work at a clinic. Lets say that somebody who is HIV+ turned out my lights and got some fluid on the light switch containing HIV+ virus. So right after they touched the light switch, like 5 seconds after they touched the switch and before I touched the light switch, I sprayed sanitizer on it and I felt back splash from the light switch when the sanitizer hit it. Because Sanitizer is in a pump spray bottle. So when I sprayed I felt the wetness hit me. I have a fresh paper cut on my hand that the back splash was hitting. What are my chances of catching HIV from this?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You spray liquid sanitizer on light switches? Hmm. That doesn't sound like such a good idea, considering electricity and liquids can cause problems. As for your HIV concern: no risk.
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