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contracting HIV through an eye splash from HIV patient

I am a health care worker and i  accidently got exposed to a fluid splash from an HIV positive patients IV while discontinuing it,I am not sure if there was any visible blood in the catheter tip.but i am still concerned,i want to know what are my chances of getting HIV with such an exposure and how long do i have to wait for the blood test.Please help and give your suggestion since i am in a big psychological trauma.
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You never had a risk and had you had a risk you would contact your Occupational Exposure Supervisor.
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thanks for the answer
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hi there teak! i am just wondering if you are a doctor or something that works in the infectious disease field...... you mentioned about not getting an HIV infection outside its host from another person here in medhelp. how sure are you with?
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hi there k_b444! hope everything went well.. how are you now? did you get a blood test post exposure?
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Look at the dates before posting to a thread.
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i did check the dates before i posted. but you didnt answer my question.
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If you had bothered to read Teaks profile, you would know what kind of expert he is.

As to your question, yes, Teak is sure!
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