A 53-year-old female asked:
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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciucanswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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.
Reviewed Nov 09, 2022
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
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 Nov 09, 2022
Last updated Nov 9, 2022
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