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Forum Name: AIDS
|Nicole - Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:27 am||
Hello. I have a quick question. I was taking a urine sample from a foley cathetar at a hospital and it had to be sterile so i used a needle. I was wearing gloves but I accidently poked myself. Is it possible to get aids if that person had it? I wasn't sure if aids was apparent in urine or not... please reply asap because I am starting to scare myself! Thanks a lot!
|Dr. Anthony Solomon - Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:39 pm||
An infected person can transmit the HIV virus to another person through:
Blood (including menstrual blood)
According to current evidence, the following "bodily fluids" are NOT infectious:
I hope this information is helpful and reassuring. Thank you for contacting our website.
Dr Anthony Solomon
MB BS DTM&H DIP.VEN FRSM
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine
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