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A 16-year-old female asked:

Im just wondering but is there a risk of infection if your own blood gets mixed with somone elses? eg. by touching the area or swalliwing by accident

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Possible: Universal precautionary measures include using gloves, wearing appropriate eye protection when coming in contact with body fluids such as blood, sputum, drainage from wounds, etc. If the other person has in infectious process like hiv, hepatitis, then there is risk; if the other person is clean, risk is nil.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2013

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