Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
No, honestly this would be almost impossible
We have NEVER seen this happen
The reason is that you really would need a much LARGER infusion of blood then what you just described to get HIV, so you really do NOT need to worry about this.
I hope this reassures you
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Your body protects you a LOT and hence even if you put your full hand in a bowl of HIV infected Blood - your hand would protect you because of the skin - so you do NOT need to worry.
But I really think you are safe and you do NOT need to worry
You can ask your doctor for another HIV test at your next pregnancy appointment - and you should have had one already done earlier in your pregnancy and the next HIV should remain negative - so hence you are reassured that you are not positive for HIV
I hope that helps
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Hi Dr. Owen,
do you have any other questions?
I think you will be JUST fine - and have NOTHING to worry about
Thank you for the reassuring answer. And this is also true if I wiped myself using toilet paper, but using a hand they might have come into contact with the blood? I know it can travel through vaginal mucous membranes.
Yes very true
Okay, thank you. I'm 7 months pregnant so I've been very anxious about a lot of things lately!
Well to travel through the mucous membranes you REALLY need to have a lot of HIV present and given your situation - you do NOT
There is no need to get tested or anything?
so it is understandable
I do NOT think you need another test
Just being pregnant makes you VERY anxious
but honestly to make you Feel better so you can see this with your own eyes, just have your doctor do another test so you will be reassured that all is well
I wish you well
I wish youwel
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Okay thanks so much. I have my next appointment Thursday and will ask