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« on: October 13, 2018, 05:10:35 pm »
Hi, What if a nurse assistant use a dirty needle to do blood tests with when they drawn blood the patient for blood for tests. But wasn't sure. Can you get sick hours later. If its been 5 days later. Is it's too late. Patient in fear. What's the next step. Because the patient went to chen clinic which is always clean. But notice new people in facility. Had a Spanish female nurse drawn blood. When she entered the room. She put her tool box that's red with the supplies inside by the sink to open, but the patient didn't see what she was doing. As she took out each tubes she rest on the clinic bed, while patient sit in the chair. Got the alcohol wipes out on packet and rest on bed. The needle was last item she took out. When she got out but the patient didn't pay much attention to needle. The patient wanted to give the nurse the benefit of the doubt. But now patient in fear. So the patient don't want to accuse the nurse without proof. Because patient got blood drawn on October 2, 2018. The next day experience a little mild fever. Dehydration and some appetite. Still dry mouth and feeling dehydrated some. It's October 7, 2018. The labs that were done on patient was cbc, cmp, Hb A1c, Hb electrophoresis, homocysteine level, lipid profile, TSH, T4, Total T3, urinalysis, vitamin d 25 oh. The patient is not sexual activity. Has not been sexual activity for 8 years. Back then the patient always would get tested when the patient was sexual activity was always negative. Please respond. person went to hospital Tuesday October 9, 2018. they gave me 2 iv and ran blood work and urine test and another test for infection. they say mine hemoglobin was fine. but for the infection test. it takes a few days. if they call that means an infection. i don't think it was a std. Thursday night i felt warm and yesterday morning i checked my temperature it said 98.4 then 98.9 then went went down 98.0. my temperature today earlier was 98.6. i feel warm on the inside. not much appetite. i try to eat a little bit and drink water. i don't know why i feel so warm. and little tightness in chest. i go to my pcp October 15 with the nurse who draw my blood that i wasn't sure if she used clean needle to do blood work. do i discuss this with my pcp. without accusing. but you never know. any suggestions or advice. thank you :'(

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 05:19:51 pm »
You have no logical reason to believe she reused a needle, also even if she had I would be telling you getting blood drawn is not a HIV risk, even if it was an old needle.

Relax and move on with your life, and stop thinking up "what ifs" 
I can't help you with your "what if" but really did not happen fear scenarios here.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an addtional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 05:37:01 pm »
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Because the patient went to chen clinic which is always clean. But notice new people in facility. Had a Spanish female nurse drawn blood.

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She put her tool box that's red with the supplies inside by the sink to open, but the patient didn't see what she was doing. As she took out each tubes she rest on the clinic bed, while patient sit in the chair. Got the alcohol wipes out on packet and rest on bed. The needle was last item she took out. When she got out but the patient didn't pay much attention to needle.

Ill add my only additional advice to you after reading this for the 3rd time is that looking at the reasons for your transmission concern (Trust me I really say this out of kindness) is that you should consider seeing a psychiatrist or therapist to help you confront your irrational fears, stigma against others and break this irrational thought process. 

Testing over no-risk is not the answer for you as its just the start of the merry-go-round of testing whilst justifying a HIV concern that is simply not real and does not address the underlying mental aspect that created this irrational fear to start with.

See a therapist face to face if you can't move past this.
I wish you well.

Jim


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Re: VERY IMPORTANT INFO
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 04:21:52 pm »
what causes me to feel sick? just asking

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 04:41:23 pm »
Well whatever is making you sick its not HIV related from getting your blood drawn as it simply was not a hiv risk.

No idea why you were getting blood drawn or feeling ill to start with discuss that with your doctor.

See a therapist regarding the rest.

Jim
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