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Can You Get Hiv From A Doctor Not Wearing Gloves

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Doctor not wearing gloves during a procedure.

I just recently had laser resurfacing done at a dermatologist's office. Right after the procedure was done, while my face was incredibly bloody and raw, he put a moisturizer all over the newly open skin. I noticed he was not wearing any gloves....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're talking about. While your blood raw face could be considered a way for HIV or Hepatitis to get inside your body.. the doctor's hands would have needed to be... Read more »

Nurse not wearing gloves

Hello Dr. Southall,I was in the doctor's office for a TB skin test, and the nurse (or... Read more »

Can you get hiv through basin water if you wear latex gloves and have paper like cut not bleeding?

I am a healthcare worker and an HIV patient of mine was giving herself a basin bath. I did not give... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Condomless Nation, Male Edition: Three Black Men Explain Why They Snubbed Love Gloves

With one in 50 Black Americans infected with HIV -- and experts estimating that one in 16 Black men and one in 30 Black women will become infected during their lifetimes -- you'd think that folks would use condoms all the time. Yet rising HIV and... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Condomless Nation, Female Edition: Three Black Women Explain Why They Snubbed Love Gloves

With one in 50 Black Americans infected with HIV -- and experts estimating that one in 16 Black men and one in 30 Black women will become infected during their lifetimes -- you'd think that folks would use condoms all the time. Yet rising HIV and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Workers Risk HIV/AIDS with Plastic Bags "Gloves"

Health workers in Tanzania's rural areas may be quite aware of HIV/AIDS and how the disease is transmitted, but many of them lack the proper gear to protect themselves from infection by HIV-positive patients. In a southern Tanzania district in the... Read more »
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Gloved hands

Posted by carmenaveguy, 2 Replies
I was on a fundraising cruise for the Gay Games and I saw one crew member in the catering/food departmen who was wearing rubber gloves as she picked up peoples glasses, plates, etc. I carefully looked to see if any other cater/food people who were... Read more »

Blood in gloves and HIV infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 1 Reply
One week ago, I visited a lab to get my blood test done. I noticed that the lab technician had blood stains on his gloves. Never thought of asking him to change the gloves. But after few days, I realized that the blood stains in his gloves could... Read more »

If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the... Read more »

I'm I at risk from mutual masturbation then wearing a condom over his fluids

Posted by ShyGuy265, 1 Reply
Hi there
The other day I met a guy and we had mutual masturbation. I don't know his status. But after mutual masturbation we decided to try anal. So I put a condom on.
Now i am worried that his pre-cum etc which would have got onto my penis was now... Read more »