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I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't seem...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

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I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further. Read more »

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Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...a homeless/drug addict shelter with a community group. We fed, clothed, helped out any way we can. There I met a man who had open wounds from his drug use. He was picking these wounds seldomly. I offered him a bottle a water which took and he... Read more »

need advice

Posted by bobbydiditagain, 1 Reply
...later found had some Menstrual blood, maybe she started bleeding after sex... unfortunately I used the towel to clean one of my open wound on my leg which was result of scratching that day... the towel was wet and had her blood. Now I m very... Read more »

OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...something??"...You have no idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other... Read more »