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Hello,
I work in law enforcement and the other day at the hospital two hiv patients had been in a fight and had blood on thier hands and faces.  When I entered the room I used my forearm to open the door, I'm not sure if any blood was on the door.  I spoke with the parties and left.  When I got home I noticed a cut on the same forearm, I had a long sleeve shirt on at the time.  Was I at risk, do I need testing.
Thanks.
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No you were not at risk and no you do not need to test.
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You had no risk and most officiers wear protective gloves these days.Hiv becomes inactive once exposed to air and therefore is unable to infect you.
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186166 tn?1385262982
so TWO people WITH HIV were in a fight...went to the hospital...and were put in the SAME room?

really?
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that's why we were called to seperate the.
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Thanks for giving me peace of mind.
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