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Possible Blood Splash In Eye

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possible blood splash in eye

hie, im a nurse. was flushing a cannula for hiv pt and a splash back happened. i was not looking directly at the cannula and did not feel the splash.Then took her cbg, felt something go in my eye but not obvious. at that point had become paranoid....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It seems like there was maybe no exposure and if there was it was very minimal. You should still report this to your supervisor and occupational health for your own legal protection. They may ask you to get tested for HIV and other blood borne... Read more »

blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

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blood splash to eye

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possible eye exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I would like to know if there is risk in the following situation which I experienced a few months ago. I have a fear to blood and contracting HIV for the last couple of years, just for your info.

A few months a go, on a warm day I went on a... Read more »

Blood splash risk?

Posted by lizzy, 1 Reply
So I am probably worrying over nothing. I work in a lab and felt very stupid as was not wearing gloves at the time. I was uncapping blood samples and whilst doing so a couple of drops of serum (blood) flicked onto my thumb. I washed it thoroughly... Read more »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »

So is it possible to get hiv through spit talk?

Posted by AZT, 2 Replies
Basically, I'm just curious if it's possible to get hiv if particals of spite got into your eye/mouth. I know they say it's possible if can see blood in it, but what it was so small you weren't able to watch coming on to your face/eye, or you just... Read more »