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dazer
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Scraped with a Pipette tit containing hiv + blood
      #274811 - 01/17/14 12:51 PM

Hi Guys, I am extremely worried about this. The other day my hand scratched a pipette tip containing HIV blood I was wearing a medical glove. When I removed the glove I was not bleeding however I spotted some dried blood on my hand. Am I at risk??

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Re: Scraped with a Pipette tit containing hiv + blood new
      #274812 - 01/17/14 01:44 PM

Dried blood does not transmit HIV. It would also seem that the glove you wore protected you from getting a scratch. Also it would take a lot more than a little blood and a little scratch to transmit the virus.

If you have any more concerns I suggest you take them up with your supervisor.

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