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Your site is awesome.

My question is somewhat unusual. 4 months ago I went in to get a TB test for a new job. The girl who administered the test did not wear gloves, which I didn't notice until it was too late.  I didn't really think anything of it at the time, but lately it's been weighing on my mind. I didn't see any blood on her hands or anything like that, but I thought health care providers were always supposed to wear gloves when performing these types of procedures.

Does this situation pose a risk?

Thank you!

No risk.

Andy Velez:
Please read the opening thread which links to the lesson on transmission. You get all the basics there about what's risky and what isn't.


Is it dangerous if your gynecologist doesn't wash her hands between patients? The last time I went to mine, she wore gloves, but didn't wash her hands before or after examining me.


Well..... it's not a risk for hiv. 

If you're concerned about other possibilities, a good place to start would be confiding your concerns to your gynecologist.  You might ask what her routine is in regard to these issues.



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