A member asked:

Deliveryman got bleeding cut n saking his hand to drop blood. i was walking behind n blood flew to my eye, face, mouth. now worried for hiv is it risk?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: Fortunately, HIV infections don't happen that way in real life. Reassuring is that the chances of a random deliveryman having lots of HIV viruses in his blood is very low, perhaps 1 in 200. The CDC says, "The risk after exposure of the eye... to HIV-infected blood is estimated to be... 1 in 1,000)." Combining the numbers gives odds of 1 in 200,000... that's pretty unlikely. See the Dr. if worried.

Answered 7/28/2015



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