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Offline sareena

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blood test
« on: December 20, 2007, 03:03:30 AM »
Hi,

i was out for a blood test for HIV at a VCTC. mostly all the patients around me HIV positive. is there a possibility that i can acquire HIV through a needle used on me for a blood test. basically they use vacutainers. the needle did not have visible blood whch could be seen through naked eyes. they mention about occupational risk and IV drug users in respect to needles and other sharp instruments. has any body ever got infected like this? like i said blood was drawn out and i did not see blood on the surface. m worrying because the technician did not unpack the needle in front me although it had a cap on it. can you tell me if i am at risk? will appreciate immediate help. thanks

somebody please reply
« Last Edit: December 20, 2007, 03:07:48 AM by sareena »

Offline 411

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Re: blood test
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 03:06:43 AM »
Not a chance, recycling needles; that's the stuff of over worked minds.

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 03:19:22 AM »
you mean i am not at risk at all?

Offline 411

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Re: blood test
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 03:21:51 AM »
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you mean i am not at risk at all
Correct, that is exactly what I mean

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 03:23:47 AM »
so i need not go for further testing right? 411, please reply this last Q. i will be very thankful
« Last Edit: December 20, 2007, 03:26:55 AM by sareena »

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Re: blood test
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 03:25:53 AM »
Obviously not.

And I'm sure that 411 is about to suggest that you take the time to read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our Lessons to learn more about how HIV is and is not transmitted.

MtD

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 03:31:13 AM »
thanks 411 and the greatest intellect of the post war period. you guys were really kind to help me

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Re: blood test
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 03:32:01 AM »
No risk, no need to test and Matty beat me to the Welcome Thread.

Phlebotomists will dispose of the needle right after it has been usd into  a sharps container..mainly for their own safety and protection, and beleve me needles are never re-used.

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Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 05:15:08 AM »
hi annie,

the reason am so tensed is because of the symptoms showing on me. wierd stiffness in my neck and armpits which i never had before and exactly one month after the exposure. do you really think that i shud not be tested? this is my only exposure..nothing else i swear by god above. please do answer. very scared. tc

Offline RapidRod

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Re: blood test
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 05:18:05 AM »
Move on. You didn't have a risk and you don't need to retest. See your doctor for your stiff neck and other symptoms. They have nothing to do with HIV.

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 05:01:57 AM »
thank rapidrod. thankyou very much. God bless

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 07:50:37 AM »
dear all helping hands,

i have been falling etremely ill and have extreme weakness...so much so that i get tired after two steps i walk...  am thrugh with 6 weeks after exposure...can i get tested and find out the reality...what ever it may be or is it too early to test? am very scared.... never felt like this before... please help once again

Offline RapidRod

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Re: blood test
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 08:18:18 AM »
What part of you didn't have a risk is it, that you don't understand? If you are having trouble walking see your doctor. This is not an HIV concern.

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Re: blood test
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008, 08:46:00 AM »
You're not listening. Instead you are just misinterpreting everything you feel physically through a mindset of HIV jitters. For what reason I don't need to know but it has no basis in HIV science.

Go see your doctor about your physical problems. This is NOT an HIV situation.
Andy Velez

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 07:09:59 AM »
Dear andy!

thanks for replying.... may be the symptoms as i put were irrelevant but my point is that i have become etremely weak an that have also been losing weight. secondly wht i also wanted to know is that can i get tested now as its been over 6 weeks this incident happened. also can you tell me if i were at risk or not( unfresh needle/ vacutainer, used to draw blood at a hiv treatment centre)... i have had various answers but will look forward to receive one from you. please please do help me. will appreciate a detail ans(if tht is possible). awaiting.

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Re: blood test
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2008, 07:14:11 AM »
Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.


Do you understand the above?

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 07:19:26 AM »
rapid rod,

why shud u have any problem if i seek some help from the expert on this site. beleive me i just need one ans and i will be done. please i plead to you. hope you will let me do this. thanks.

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Re: blood test
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 07:22:00 AM »
Then I suggest you go back and reread all the replies that have been given. DO NOT ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN.

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 07:32:39 AM »
rapid rod,

i understand what you saying... am no fool to be begging for help.my physical condition has led to get some clarification on things... and a seocnd opinion always helps.. i beg of you.. don't be so adamant rather let andy answer... please understand my plight. you mention face to face help.. i am living here in India, where i am nothing but a stranger with no family around... i beg of you... let andy answer.please!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: blood test
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 07:40:11 AM »
Andy did answer your question, reply #13.

You're not listening. Instead you are just misinterpreting everything you feel physically through a mindset of HIV jitters. For what reason I don't need to know but it has no basis in HIV science.

Go see your doctor about your physical problems. This is NOT an HIV situation.

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 07:54:30 AM »
that he said in context to th symptoms i mentioned... i didn't mention my exposure to him... whatam trying to know from him is that if i were at risk or not? please....what on earth is your prblem if somebody who is genuinely in need of help gets some from an expert...don't do this... just because you have control on things

andy, can you please help? am very scared
« Last Edit: January 08, 2008, 08:16:47 AM by sareena »

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2008, 08:54:54 AM »
please please please... i have been sitting in front of this machine...please help

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: blood test
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2008, 09:39:24 AM »
We've already told you that you weren't at risk. That hasn't made one bit of difference to you. Instead you just come back with more BUT BUT BUT about your symptoms, symptoms which of course only YOUR mind have something to do with HIV. It is not our job to hold your hand everytime you have another scary (hysterical) thought about your symptoms, your fatigue, your whatever. We've done what we can do for you here. Your fears are unwarranted. You're convincing me it's time for you to see a therapist or other mental health professional to deal with your issues.

See your doctor about your symptoms.

Last warning. If you come back with more of the same you're going to get a 30 day time out. This is NOT an HIV situation. Period
Andy Velez

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2008, 10:18:30 AM »
i have completed 8 weeks....can i test now...will it b conclusive? i have rashes all over my body with extreme weakness. please tell me. dont ban me but answer.

Please ???
« Last Edit: January 16, 2008, 11:01:03 AM by sareena »

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2008, 11:03:21 AM »
please

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2008, 11:38:32 AM »
somebody please help me

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: blood test
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2008, 11:40:32 AM »
You weren't at risk so it doesn't matter when you test. You'll collect a negative result.

You're still insisting on making your situation into something related to HIV when it has nothing to do with that, no matter what symptoms you have.

Go see your doctor and find out what the real cause is because it's not HIV. If you come back with more of the same I'm giving you a time out. No kidding.
Andy Velez

Offline sareena

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Re: blood test
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2008, 07:47:10 AM »
hi rapidrod and andy.

I must say you guys have been extremely helpful in all ways. i have definately managed to make myself get o'er the scary incident.I wont deny from saying that there's yet some fear at the back of  my head. i am sure you guys come across a lot of me kinda people and that you guys know what we go through...the mental strom!

the reason i am writing today after a month is to some advice again on that dreadful episode of mine. I have my wedding date set for next month. my concern is that can I go ahead with a free mind and hear my wedding bells or should i drop the idea? i don't want to mean to spoil some one else's life for a brief happiness. I would be hihgly obliged if you guys for the last time. Please consider me as your sister/daughter; but help. Will await..your blessings and advice.

Thanks
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Re: blood test
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2008, 08:40:20 AM »
sareena,

What part of YOU DID NOT HAVE A RISK don't you understand? You ARE hiv negative!

I'm giving you that time out you've been warned about. Do not attempt to create a new account to get around your time out because if you do, you will be permanently banned.

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