Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Blood contact in the ER
Sep 30, 2013

I had to take my 11 months old boy to the emergency room after he fell last week. He was holding the metal on bed sides while beeing examined. When waiting for the doctor I noticed there was blood on one side were my child held his left hand. He had small but open scratch wounds on that hand and I am sure that the blood was not his because there was a lot of it when I had a closer look. Not sure if the blood was wet or dry. I am now very worried that my son could have contracted HIV or Hep B or C. Please help. Should I get my little boy tested? /Worried dad

Response from Mr. Glenn

Sounds like your anxiety is getting the best of you.

I understand why you're concerned, but your son would need to have fresh open cuts on his hand for blood to get inside him. Not small old scratches.

Testing doesn't sound necessary.

Hope this helps! Erik



Previous
Herpes & UTI
Next
exposure

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement