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I am really scared to death
      04/22/13 06:35 PM


I am new. I am a medical assistant. Let me tell you about my risk. The doctor was removing warts of HIV positive patient by diathermy. It's tip is little sharp but has no hollow. While removing the warts, the tip accidentally hit me. I was on surgical glove. I checked my glove at once. I saw no visible hole and blood under the glove. The patient was taking ART and his last 5 month viral load was less than 50 copies per ml. I am really scared for minor hole through which the tip broke the skin and got infection. It has been 20 days. My questions are
1. Am I at risk?
2. Can the tip of diathermy machine carry the virus and transmit infection because I am not sure for minor hole and injury.

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