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Risks of getting deseases while blood sampling
Jul 30, 2013

Today during blood sampling the nurse threw away a piece of paper with a drop of fresh blood from the previous patient. Then without washing her hands she put on gloves and took a blood sample from me. Was there any risk of getting HIV or Hep if she had a blood on her fingers while putting gloves on and then touched a needle which was used while blood sampling with this draggled gloves? I didnt see any obvious signs of blood on the gloves, but just in case?

Response from Mr. Glenn

No.

To get HIV, a body fluid has to come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly inside of your body. You could make an argument of "what-ifs," but the one piece we know is missing, is the "immediately/directly" part.

Fresh isn't enough, it literally has to be from person directly to person. That didn't happen.

Hope this helps,

Erik



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