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I work at the operating room and we did surgery on hiv patient . After that the instruments were put in a chlorine solution for about 10 minutes . I then started washing them . I wear gloves . At the end of the day I check my middle fingers and there was some lines on them asceive it is a cut . I put my hands in alcohol , salt water , lime and even put spray on it when I got home but it never hurt me and there was no burning sensation .  Should I be worried or it is just my mind playing games on me . I did not check my fingers earlier on before going to work that day

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    The gloves I wear was a normal latex rubber gloves 
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      So your saying your gloves split and you received a cut on your finger, is that correct. If it was after the items were in the chloride solution I would say you have as much chance of winning the lottery.

      Soap and water will kill it and it's not as easy as people think to be contaminated.

      No I wouldn't worry, you can always ask your superior

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      to my knowledge . i put on new gloves to remove the instruments from the diluted chloride solution . after that i wash them .i did not notice any split of gloves . i put on three latex gloves when washing them . i wash my hands after it with liquild soap and water and did not felt any burning sensation . i only notice those scratch seem like cut on my fingers after i was done for the day . i dip my hands in alcohol , lime , salt water when i got home and it never hurt me or any burning sensation . here is a picture of my hand
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    If the gloves did not tear and were intact I'd say it is very unlikely you be contracted it. It is not as easy to catch as people think.. the person with hiv is more at risk of picking up infection than you are of catching hiv. (I was an RN for 10 years)

    That said.. you are right to be careful. I think as long as you rinsed your finger soon after and were wearing gloves plus the instruments being soaked makes the chances very slim. If you are at all worried you could always visit occupational health for a blood sample (if you are in the uk) or let you're manager know.

    Take care

    Lisa

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      thanks for your response . well to my knowledge i put on three gloves . also when i remove the gloves to wash my hand . i did not feel any burning sensation when i applied the liquid soap . when i went home and notice those scraches . i put my hands in alcohol , salt water , lemon, put spray on it and it never hurt . here is a picture of it
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    To be honest can you expect any of our opinions to be valid?  None of us are medical experts or can tell you whether or not you have been infected.  

    If you are worried the only answer is to ask an expert.  x

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