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Blood on cotton gloves transmitt hiv??

My daughter got an injury in her thumb when the main door got closed and her thumb got stuck between the doors. The nail got jammed and there was wound in other side of thumb. Blood was bleeding for 10 minutes and it stopped. We went to local clinic after some 25 minutes and doctor asked us come immediately to his room. When we entered doctor's room doctor was examining a patient who broke his fingers and blood was bleeding. Doctor was wearing cotton gloves and dressing the patient, when we entered the room, the doctor stopped dressing the patient and quickly picked my daughter's thumb to see her injury. I got shocked by doctor's act and we said we will go to other clinic. We later went to another clinic and dressed my daughter's thumb. Doctor said no stitches are required. Now my worry is if the patient in the previous clinic is hiv positive and if there is blood in doctor's gloves as he was dressing up the patient's fingers, is there any risk transmitting hiv to my daughter when the doctor picked my daughter's thumb and touched the wound?
Can anyone explain the risk here please?

Your feedbacks are much appreciated
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366749 tn?1544695265
Your daughter was never at any risk of HIV. It does not transmits through objects like gloves or cotton
Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to mention again. What abt the blood from that patient blood on doctor's hand (gloves) touches the wound of my daughter's finger since the wound occurred just 30 min before..

Little anxious..
20620809 tn?1504362969
The ways that HIV are spread is from unprotected vaginal or anal sex (penetration required) and sharing of HIV drug needles.  Blood on gloves or surfaces does not transmit the virus as it is inactivated by air and saliva.  And to head off your next question, that is the case even if the blood is fresh. This is not how people get HIV and there was no risk here.  
Thanks much for your feedback and thoughts. Much relaxed now...
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