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