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I went to subway and the person making my sandwich got a cut he cleaned his hand but instead of wearing a band aid he covered his area with paper towel and wore food prep glove on top did not see any blood on my food. should i get tested for hiv?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

HIV transmission is not possible in above described scenario. A fight-or-flight response appears likely given circumstances in the context of possible HIV related anxiety.

Answered 11/9/2022

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What you described does not put you at risk of getting HIV. Visit this site for information: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm Wish you good health!

Answered 11/9/2022

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