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A 33-year-old male asked:

Hello,im medical student and the nurse tried to pass the guaz to surgeon and put in water and when trying to give to doctor, spash into my eye. i think his hand was bloody and when check my mask after there was no blood on it. am i at risk of hiv?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No health care provider has ever caught HIV by a splash into the eye; little or no risk. Still, discuss this event with the infection control service at the hospital or clinic where this happened. They will want to know to help prevent similar events in the future, and may have additional advice, depending on the details of this event -- e.g. whether the patient has HIV or might be at risk.
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