Thread: HIV in the Dojo
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Old 12-14-2001, 02:48 PM   #5
Greg Jennings
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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.

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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.

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