gloves/HIV/powder

M K Bennett pamkb at mail.bris.ac.uk
Mon Dec 12 06:30:29 EST 1994


exb0431 at csdvax.csd.unsw.edu.au wrote:
: Recent arrival to our laboratory from Collindale UK and other lab
: tells me that the use of LATEX gloves is a no-no as HIV can 'pass
: through' them. Vinyl gloves were recommended. This is contrtary to what I
: believed. Any comments welcome thanks??!!

I recall an article in Science or Nature talking about gloves and viruses
which stated that a viral particle can pass through even three pairs of
gloves as latex is porous whereas vinyl isn't.

Mike
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