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Blood under nail

Mar 5, 2014

Dealing with an hiv patient my latex glove broke and some blood went on my thumb under my nail. I didn't have any open sore, cut or etc and I washed it within a couple of minutes. Is there any chance of any transmission?

Response from Dr. Henry

Extremely unlikely-would report to your employee health person for their advice based on local recommendations and known health status of the source patient. KH

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