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Possible transmission
Aug 1, 2013

At a recent dr appt I has a small freckle removed from my ear. Immediately after the procedure the medical assistant applied a band aid but I noticed she was not wearing gloves. I don't think she came in contact with the fresh wound but I am not certain. I am concerned about the possibility of transmission in this instance.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi You are HIV free! In order for HIV transmission to occur there needs to be prolonged contact direct exchange of body fluid from someone who has HIV. This mainly occurs through vaginal, anal sex and sharing needles. Placing a bandaid on your ear does not pose a risk for HIV transmission.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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