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Any chance of exposure

Aug 16, 2013

Hello, Im a medical student currently on rotations. I recently performed a stool guiac exam on an hiv positive patient. I put on gloves obviously and performed a rectal exam, and got a small stool sample on my glove to test if there was blood in the stool. No breaks in the glove or anything, Is there any risk of transmission here from performing this exam? Or am I just freaking out for no reason?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there,

You are freaking out for no reason. I would suggest brushing up on HIV transmission for your own peace of mind. Check out our section on prevention. I think you'll find it very informative.

In health,


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