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Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:30:03 am »

I'm from India and I'm working in government job.4 years ago,I passed the exam to work in the government.once we passed we have to gone through medical examination including hiv.for that they alloted the government hospital in my area for medical examination for me and everything is okay for me and my hiv test too came back negative.And that hiv center is full of hiv patients at that time as it is one of the main hiv center in  the locality.at that time I don't have any doubts after collecting the reports.but gradually I started to doubt every scenario especially at first nurse touched my skin inorder to find my veins,once she found she collected the blood from there.all the collected blood samples are kept in the adjacent table and she was testing the samples in regular intervals.so,my doubt is if she touched the hiv blood samples and touched my skin and slided the needle to  collect the  blood from the same spot(from the spot she touched)means can it transmit hiv to me?
as this happened 4 years ago,I don't have any hiv related symptoms until now.but a week before my period,I use to get muscle aches.
im appearing for another government examination in three months,so I'm very depressed about this and I'm not able to concerntrate on my studies.

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Re: Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 02:56:45 am »
Hiya

I read your post carefully three times.

Nothing you mentioned was a HIV risk whatsoever.

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 in the future as an additional 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

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Re: Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 07:20:34 am »
Another doubt,there after registering the name they gave me a test tube and I took the test tube to the blood testing room.on the way I noticed some dried red spot outside the test tube.so,my doubt is if the nurse touched the blood spot on the tube and proceeded to collect my blood means will it anyway transmit hiv to me.And one more thing at first blood is not coming so she moved the needle around.so,is there a chance for her to touch the needle while doing that?
so,if she touched the blood spot on the test tube and touched the needle and then inserted it into my hand to collect blood means will that transmit hiv to me?
When I contacted them,they said they use to wash all the test tube with isopropyl alcohol and told me to don't worry about yhat.but I clearly know that there was a brown spot on the test tube.so,I think they have not washed the test tube throughly.
Please tell me,do I need to test for hiv again?
Actually i never thought about these things for about three years as it happened three years ago.but as I'm going to marry in 2 months and the new job in a month,I'm depressed about this.i can't think anything else apart from this.please help me.

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Re: Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 07:41:47 am »
Hiya

Absolutely nothing you mentioned is of any HIV concern whatsoever!

HIV is fragile, does not remain infectious outside of the human body and besides this HIV needs to meet a number of bilogical conditions for transmission to occur and your concerns about the nurse collecting a blood sample meets none of them and all must be met simultaneously for any concern to exist.

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I'm going to marry in 2 months

Congratulations, I presume you been using condoms for any intercourse no exceptions, keep doing that.

Jim
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Re: Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 08:03:48 am »
So,even if she touched the blood spot on the test tube and touched the needle and then inserted it into my hand to collect blood means it will not transmit hiv to me?

Thank you,your answer actually gave me a little hope.for the past two days I was very depressed.

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Re: Hiv risk from nurse hand to needle
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 08:41:53 am »
Correct, it's not a HIV concern.

Jim
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