Applying a bandage
Jun 11, 2012
At work yesterday I was called because an employee cut his finger. He applied compression to it and when I got over he asked for assistance with applying a bandage. The cut was no longer actively bleeding and he put some ointment on it. I applied a butterfly bandage to it and got a bit of ointment on my finger. I have no reason to believe this person has HIV, but I am a worrier with a large amount of anxiety. I stupidly did not put gloves on. I do not see any cuts on my hands. Am I at risk? I just want to not obsess over this and am not sure I can stop without putting my mind at ease.
Response from Mr. Cordova
I would not be concerned. HIV does not live well outside of the body. Transmission would not be likely in a situation like this. In the future, be sure to wear gloves, if at least for your peace of mind.
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