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Can the HIV be transmitted when glove with blood immediately touched bleeding cut?

Excuse me, I am new here for help.
Today I went to hospital for physical examination. Before the nurse drew my blood at the blood colletion point, she used the cotton swab to disinfect.
But the swab is broken. I was scratched by it and bleeding. The bleeding wound was touched by the nurse's gloves and other equipments.
I'm afraid that there was other people's blood on it, because a lot of people were there and the one in front of me finished blood sampling just a few seconds before.
If the one is infected and his blood is on the nurse's glove, about five seconds later, the nurse's glove touched my bleeding cut. Would this situation be dangerous?
Thanks for your answer.
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Sorry you are anxious. This is not an HIV concern, however, because people get HIV in very specific ways.  These include having unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing IV drug needles.  Transmission only takes place inside the body.  So, touching blood as in if there was blood on the glove or equipment would not transmit the virus even if it touched a bleeding wound of yours.  HIV is inactivated by air.  Dried blood that would have been on that glove or equipment (and nurses change their gloves and sterilize equipment anyway) would not be able to infect you.  No risk.
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Thank you for your reply. That soothed me a lot.
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