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

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nurse not wearing gloves while taking blood

Hi I am hoping you can help me. I went and got a catscan today with contrast. My veins are not that great. The nurse put on her gloves but ripped off the glove from her one finger and started feeling my arm.. I did not notice at first. So anyway she...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIUnfortunately you will see many health care providers do this. It is however not a way for HIV transmission to occur. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid and from your experience this did not occur.You are fine, be well and stay safe,... Read more »

blood work (DIDN'T USE LATEX GLOVES FOR BLOOD DRAW)

Hello Doctor Bob. Hope all is well. Due to the grim economy and the threat of losing my job, I... Read more »

Nurse touched needle without gloves

Hi thereWould just like to find out the risk of catching something. I went to the casualty ward and... Read more »
Articles
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, 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
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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 »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, but what's going on?... Read more »