|Doctor not wearing gloves during a procedure.
Oct 27, 2012
I just recently had laser resurfacing done at a dermatologist's office. Right after the procedure was done, while my face was incredibly bloody and raw, he put a moisturizer all over the newly open skin. I noticed he was not wearing any gloves. Now I am completely worried that I could have contracted hepititas or hiv from him doing this. Is this possible? Thanks for taking the time to read this and for the great work your organization does.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're talking about. While your blood raw face could be considered a way for HIV or Hepatitis to get inside your body.. the doctor's hands would have needed to be covered in HIS (HIV+) blood. Not microscopic drops of blood. Not "maybe I didn't notice." There would've needed to be a significant amount of blood! Sounds like that in no way happened.
Hope this helps!
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