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Nurse not wearing gloves

Mar 14, 2013

Hello Dr. Southall,

I was in the doctor's office for a TB skin test, and the nurse (or nurse's assistant) did not use gloves. As concerned as I am now, I should have asked her to use gloves, but did not because it all happened so fast. Am I at risk for any hiv infections? Should I bring this up at my TB test follow-up?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Yes she should have been wearing gloves, but as long as there were no exchange of body fluid between she and you there is no risk of HIV transmission.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

What my doctor says :(

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