Can You Get Hiv From A Doctor Not Wearing Gloves

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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
...Hello,I agree! Your risk is nonexistent and there is absolutely no need to be "tested for being tested." The wearing of latex gloves during phlebotomy (blood drawing) is designed primarily to protect the health care worker from contamination from... Read more »


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low risk but fear

I recently delivered a baby. After being home for 4 days, I suddenly got this fear that my doctor... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...neuropathy. Most doctors know it as a sock and glove nerveproblem, because the areas most affected are where you wear your socks andgloves. What Causes PN? The causes of PN are still unknown. Researchers suspect that either HIV, ordrugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique: Doctors, Traditional Healers Face Off Over HIV

...taught her AIDS is not the result of bewitchment. When she cuts patients, ostensibly to rid them of evil spirits, she wears gloves and asks them to bring their own razor blades. Chauque believes drinking herbs rather than having unprotected sex... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistan: When Men Fear Telling Their Wives About HIV

...tell his wife of five years. "When I take people with AIDS to the hospital, doctors will wear two and sometimes three pairs of gloves [and] stay as far away from them as possible," Imran said. "If doctors are so uncomfortable around us, what can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...diseases carried in patients' blood. If providers are likely to come in contact with your blood, you can remind them to put gloves on. Social Contacts Dating can be very threatening for people with HIV. Fear of rejection keeps many people from... Read more »
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