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Offline paranoid23

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i need answers
« on: April 25, 2007, 11:04:06 PM »
i would really like to know why do some website say that if infected blood or semen get into the eye..then that person can become infected...how can that happen when there if a protective layer around the eye. that protects the eye..wouldnt the eye have to be open with a wound or something...this is my story..i was doing my uncles sugar test ( diabetic test) i think  a small spatter came on my eye ...lash or maybe it got into my eye..i really dont thimk my uncle is hiv positive but i would really like to know if this is a risk ...since i didnt have any open wounds on my eye how can someone contract hiv..if a small drop obf blood goes on the eye blood

Offline RapidRod

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Re: i need answers
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 11:21:30 PM »
The eye has a permeable barrier. It would take a lot of blood splashed in the eye to get infected. Let me tell you, if you would have gotten blood splashed in your eye you would have know doubt about it. I don't know how you could possible splash blood into your eye from doing a finger stick for sugar. You may need to go over the correct way of doing a finger stick. I sure hope your not sticking him in an artery.

Offline paranoid23

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Re: i need answers
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 11:34:38 PM »
i was doin the finger stick on his finger ..but when i hold his finger to put the swab on the test strip the blood flash from the test strip on my eye...i dont think it was on my eye ball...but on eye lashe...so could the blood penetrate my eyes and enter and infect me..then why do they say u can be infected if blood get into the eye...if the eye have a membrane coverin it

Offline RapidRod

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Re: i need answers
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 12:04:40 AM »
If it was on your eyelash it wasn't in your eye. You didn't have a risk.

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Re: i need answers
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 08:22:35 AM »
I agree with Rod. From what you have described of this incident I don't see it as having been a risk for transmission. It's more in the domain of "what ifs" than anything grounded in HIV science reality.

No need for testing nor for further concern.

Andy Velez


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