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death confomation of HIV Patient

Oct 22, 2013

i am doctor working night clinic. suddenly i have to go for death conformation of AIDS patient. but when i touch eyelid and exam puilary right reflex and pulsation,heart sound. during the time no one tel she is an AIDS. so i perform WITHOUT GLOVES. but no any fluid or blood wet me. but i have fear with infection because it my first expirence. please advise me.

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

First off, you should always observe universal precautions. Second, you should talk to a supervisor whenever a situation comes up that feels like an emergency.

However, in this case it sounds like there wasn't any risk for HIV.

HIV is transmitted when a body fluid from a person with HIV (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk) comes out of their body and goes immediately/directly inside someone else's body. All of that needs to happen. NONE of that happened in your case.

Hope this helps!

Erik



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