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Help! Mysterious substance and HIV transmission??
Nov 23, 2011

Hello,

I am extremely worried right now. I was changing a garbage bag at work, and, as I pulled the plastic bag out of the bin, a clear, unidentified liquid spilled out over my hands. I was not wearing gloves, and think that I had a just-healing cut on the back of my hand.

Should I be worried? Should I be seeking testing for HIV?

Thanks so much!

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

No risk. HIV doesn't live well outside the body. No testing needed.

In health, Richard



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