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nervous79:
Hi,

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!

jkinatl2:
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.

Cheers,

nervous79:
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.

Morgan:
Nervous,

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.

Morgan

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