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06 Dec 2004

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Hi Doc,

I work at a construction site and one of the guys were using a garden sprinkler to wash a wound that he got on his hand. Due to the heavy wind at the site, some of the spray from the sprinkler got into my eye although I was about 2 to 3 metres away. My biggest concern is if it is possible to contract HIV if some of his blood ( included in the water spray) got into my eye.
Should I be worried or forget about it?

Thanks
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Damon, I think you can forget about it – you don’t even know if the person is HIV positive. I suppose there is always a theoretical possibility, but practically it isn’t something to worry about. If it happened less than 72 hours ago, you can try to find out what the person’s HIV status is. If he is positive, contact your doctor. Good luck.
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