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I work with fits graders and I was on recess duty and a girl

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I work with fits graders and I was on recess duty and a girl had a bloody knee. I grabbed a tissue to have her hold on her knee but her blood got on my fingers. It was just a little but on e of my fingers on my hand had a hang nail the day before that bled a little. I don't think blood got on that finger but I don't remember it happened so fast. I washed my hands within 5 to 7 mins or so. Am I at risk for hiv or anything else
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

no, you are not at risk for HIV from this 5th graders bloody knee.

blood on the skin will not cause you to have HIV, even if the 5th grader had HIV, which is super super super super super unlikely.

I am glad you washed your hands

you don't have to worry about HIV

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Lol. Sorry it was a first grader. So my little spot where my hang nail was is no worry then? It was on the side of my fingernail. Everything online says open wound or break in skin so it scared me

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, broken skin on your finger is not a risk

a break in the skin like this would not put you at HIV.

don't let your anxiety get out of control with worry.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Does the broken skin have to be deep and bloody and oozing or something? If you can't get it that way why dI'd everyone freak out on me

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

people should not have freaked out on you.

you should not be freaking out.

first graders don't have HIV.

a blood from a first grader will not give you HIV.

everyone was probably freaked out at the first grader skinning the knee and hurting him or herself.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No they were saying you can't get blood on you its too risky you have to were gloves. Then they said something about a blood pathogen test that I haven't taken yet

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

in the hospital we practice universal precautions, which means we treat all blood as if it could be contaminated with HIV.

that is why doctors and nurses wear gloves when treating patients.

you were at the school yard, so there were no gloves or masks to use.

but you had to stop the bleeding, and so in a child, it is ok to stop the bleeding with your hand and wash your hands later

it doesn't put you at risks for HIV.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Last question. Just curious if any student has hiv legally do the parents have to tell the school? Do you think I need to get tested in 3 months or whenever. ( the school nurse isbthebonrbwhobasked me about broken skin and stuff)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Are you still there

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I think that depends on the different laws in different states.

but I don't think there is a federal law saying that they have to tell the schools

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Do u think I need to be tested? U didn't answer that

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, I don't think you need HIV testing.

if you got HIV testing, you would be negative.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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