Anonymous
hi
my problem i that........few month back i went to hospital and i saw a patient gluclose drip is leak because of jelco needle is loose so all his blanket is wet..so i help him to plaster the jelco needle and i touch his wet blanket ...after 10min i came to know that my thump finger is red thin peeling even hurt went i press but no blood..
my question is that......
1)am i at risk of getting HIV
2)can HIV live in blood mix with gluclose
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during a situation. We're happy to answer that question for you.

This is a no risk situation. To understand why, consider that HIV is a very fragile virus that is rendered intransmissible once it is exposed to the air. Also, check out our transmission equation to get a sense of what is required for HIV transmission to occur:
HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection
You'll see that required for transfer are a fluid known to be involved in transfer, an activity known to be involved in transfer, and direct access to the bloodstream. It is unclear if there is even a fluid known to be involved in transfer involved here, but there certainly is no activity or direct access to the bloodstream occurring here. Wounds that increase the risk of transmission are much larger, open wounds than the kind you're describing.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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