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Offline pkaly3215

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HIV blood draw question
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:30:34 am »
 I went for a blood draw for a test 11 days ago and little paranoid about it. I usually observe what they do whether they are using a new needle how they perform the blood draw and so on. During the blood draw she started talking to me and I got distracted and didnt observe whether she used a new needle or not and started thinking about it after I got home.

This was at quest diag. Were there any hiv transmission incidents via blood draw. Am I too paranoid, do I even need to think about this incident. How fresh the blood in the needle have to be for the hiv transmission to happen via blood drainage process

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Re: HIV blood draw question
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 02:27:14 am »
Hiya,

The Blood draw was not an HIV issue. You have already been told by other forums you had no risk, I have nothing to add.

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 additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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

Kind regards

Jim
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Re: HIV blood draw question
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 12:35:52 pm »
Thanks for the quick response Jim, Have one more question.
Would you say that a Negative HIV 4th gen test at 12 and 13 weeks is 100% conclusive with not ifs and buts. I had an unprotected sex and had a negative 4th gen test at  12 and 13 weeks. Would that be enough or do I need to wait longer and have another test

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Re: HIV blood draw question
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 12:44:19 pm »
Hiya,

Have you been taking PEP or PrEP? Are you a long time IV drug user? Are you undergoing chemotherapy?

I ask because if the answer was "No" then unless you have had other ongoing exposures testing 3 months post the unprotected intercourse would be considered definitive

Best, Jim
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Re: HIV blood draw question
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 01:15:16 pm »
Thanks Jim.

My Answer is NO to-  Have you been taking PEP or PrEP? Are you a long time IV drug user? Are you undergoing chemotherapy?

I didn't have any sexual exposure between the unprotected sex and the 13 week HIV 4th gen test.

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Re: HIV blood draw question
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 01:25:42 pm »
Then the result can be considered conclusive, relax and move on with your life.

Best, Jim
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