Can You Get Hiv If A Nurse Does Not Use Gloves When She Takes Your Blood

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Hello Doctor Bob. Hope all is well. Due to the grim economy and the threat of losing my job, I decided to have a full physical and blood work done while I still have health insurance. Everything came back ok...but I was surprised that the nurse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...designed primarily to protect the health care worker from contamination from patients infected with bloodborne illnesses, such as HIV and hepatitis. Nothing "goes into your arm" during a blood draw; rather, something comes out: blood! Stop... Read more »

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