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What are the chances of HIV infection with unsterilised gloves?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015
Question: Hi,

Sorry, probably a silly question...

I just had a teeth cleaning at the dentist. I was over due and there was quite a bit of blood. I noticed my Hygienist in the middle of cleaning looked at something on the computer and touched the computer mouse and then carried on working on me without changing her glove. She did the same thing a bit later and did change her glove.

I know I'm over worrying, but would this present any risk of contracting an infection like HIV if something was present on the mouse and then somehow got back into my mouth as I was bleeding? Seems that everything else they touch has a plastic cover.
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chances of HIV transmission is nil.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.
Welcome to health care magic.
I have gone through the details.

HIV usually does not survive outside in the environment beyond few minutes.So the chances of transmission of HIV by the mode described is nil.
You can allay fears of HIV.
You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Dermatologist and venerologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What are the chances of HIV infection with unsterilised gloves?

Brief Answer: Chances of HIV transmission is nil. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Thank you for query. I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query. Welcome to health care magic. I have gone through the details. HIV usually does not survive outside in the environment beyond few minutes.So the chances of transmission of HIV by the mode described is nil. You can allay fears of HIV. You can get back for any clarification. Thank you Dr Bharatesh D Basti Dermatologist and venerologist