Risk at Clinic?
Jan 30, 2013
I recently went to get myself tested for HIV at the local clinic - not for any specific incident but just as routine checking every year or so as I am a single active guy and want to be cautious. So after my finger prick test I then opened the door to the waiting room and it has occured to me that everyone else before me has done the same, with their freshly pricked finger touching the same doorknob. Is there any HIV transmition risk from touching this doorknob? Could the person before me have left blood from their prick on the doorknob and then I have gotten that in my "prick hole" for lack of a better term?
Response from Dr. Wohl
No risk here. Transmission all has to do with enough virus getting to the wrong places (inside our bodies). The blood drop-door handle thing just does not do it.
No risk here.
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