Feb 4, 2014
Shannon thanks for the reply. That's why I'm worried. There was blood involved, although very small amount. Our wounds might have touched during the struggle when arresting the suspect.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The exposure would have to be prolong in your situation. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a health care worker that remained while she performed CPR).
The risk is extremely small. One thing you can ask for is if the person you arrested has been or will be tested. In Colorado as someone enters the corrections setting they are tested.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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