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      #107949 - 08/10/04 06:28 AM

I have another question.
pls help
I am working in a Departmental store with the petrol station.
There a lady customer came in asking for BAND AID for her open would profously bleeding. and i being and customer service manager. went out to help her and tried to put BAND AID with bare hands with full care so that no blood from her wound can touch my hands... while washing my hands i realised that my hand were dry and there was bit of DRY cracks on my tip of my fingers, which were no open cracks or painful was JUST DUE TO DRYNESS as U CAN SEE SOMETIMES IN WINTER UNDER UR PALM, then the thing which is worrying me is there might be a touch of a drop of her blood from her wound which must have touched my finger tips right on the cracks. and must have went in my blood stream. I M WORRIED PLEASE HELP!!!

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      #108295 - 08/11/04 02:54 PM


I dont really think you have anything to worry about but I am not a doctor. I just know that it does take alittle more than just "a drop" of blood to be infected. You are at a very low-low-low-low risk for transmitting anything. You dont even know if the woman was + or not????? Also, just a word of advise: in the future you CAN still be a caring person and use precaution(like gloves) to protect yourself when helping others. Best of luck to you and stop worrying...I am sure you are just fine. ~Jessie~

"While there is breath, there is hope".
HIV+ since 2-3-04

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