Thread: HIV in the Dojo
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Old 12-14-2001, 03:48 PM   #5
Greg Jennings
Dojo: WPAFB JiuJitsu Group
Location: Springboro, OH
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,110
Originally posted by ca
<snip> I am annoyed at those who carelessly bleed on others, the mat, etc., and train without covering wounds. Hepatitis is another reason.


BLEEDING on the mat is much worse than peeing on the mat.
Same for your fellow students.
Try to avoid drawing blood--no jewelry, cut nails, etc.
Proper universal precautions for blood on the mat.
Good personal hygiene for all.

Maybe I am less paranoid than some might be, as I am a physician who treats patients all the time without knowing their HIV status.
FWIW, I think this is a very good and to-the-point post by Colleen. She's a physician. Please listen to her, folks!

I can't tell you the number of times I've had an open cut from someone's long toe nails.

I've also seen people get fingers/thumbs in the eye, etc.

I've even had my gum slashed by a partner's thumbnail. Thank God she had her nails trimmed short.


Greg Jennings
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