A 49-year-old male asked:
got blood drawn at quest diagnostic (usa), removed the bandaid immediately and used my fingers to get some spit from mouth and wiped the small.blood from puncture site. any risk for hiv or hep as i touched few objects like pen, doorknobs at quest?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: For at least 30 years, probably nobody in the world has caught HIV or other blood borne infections from having blood drawn or from contact with surfaces in laboratories, clinics, hospitals, etc. HIV also is not transmitted by saliva. This is nothing to be worried about.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
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