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Asking for last time , i am really sorry but please explain in more details , i cant sleep

i am really sorry for disturbing you again
I went to get tested in a lab , Soon after test I have become overwhelmed with the anxiety of getting infected from contaminated gloves! The lady who tested , used new gloves cleaned the area from where the blood was to be drawn with a alcohol swab , the blood was drawn everything is fine till here , but she kept the sealed alcohol swabs in the same tray , she had kept for the previous patient, she opened the swabs and used while removing the needle , and rest is under

Here are my assumptions: * the previous persons small amount of blood (possibly while drawing the sample.) and the blood is infected would be on the tray in which the swabs were kept . * The blood was wiped off or remained so little to notice, but there were some viruses left over on the gloves (No visible blood or fluid on the gloves, though i did not observe thoroughly) * she picked a new piece of alcohol swab with those contaminated gloves to wipe and afterwards to block the blood from flowing out after withdrawing the needles)

* Here are my questions: * What is the likelihood of getting infected this way? Can you say that the possibility is nil? No test is needed? * Can viruses in dried and invisible form (I assume)pass on from the gloves onto the brand-new alcohol swab and then to the outlet where my blood was drawn? or Directly to blood * Is one minute long enough for viruses to die, given invisible state with room temperature? * Can alcohol swab I dont know what types, immediately kill HIV , hepatitis A,B,C or any other virus upon contact? If not, how long? * If the viruses were alive, would it be sufficient in terms of quantity to infect me through the wound? Again, I simply just didnt see any visible stain of blood or fluid on the gloves at all. * Does pressing and holding alcohol swab that carrying some virus on the wound for kill the virus or allow viruses to get into my bloodstream? (The way most doctors here usually do after every blood drawing to block the flowing). Bec while removing needle there was some blood on the alcohol swab may be 10 to 15 drops of blood i am worried because gloves touched the blood ,the blood that was coming out once nurse removed the syringe can i get infected this way I am desperately in need of the answer requesting to please reply once

Please answer last time , i am literally begging ,

i am really sorry for disturbing you again

I went to get tested in a lab , Soon after test I have become overwhelmed with the anxiety of getting infected from contaminated gloves!

The lady who tested , used new gloves cleaned the area from where the blood was to be drawn with a alcohol swab , the blood was drawn everything is fine till here , but she kept the sealed alcohol swabs in the same tray , she had kept for the previous patient, she opened the swabs and used while removing the needle , and rest is under

Here are my assumptions:
* the previous persons small amount of blood (possibly while drawing the sample.) and the blood is infected would be on the tray in which the swabs were kept .
* The blood was wiped off or remained so little to notice, but there were some viruses left over on the gloves (No visible blood or fluid on the gloves, though i did not observe thoroughly)
* she picked a new piece of alcohol swab with those contaminated gloves to wipe and afterwards to block the blood from flowing out after withdrawing the needles)
*
Here are my questions:
* What is the likelihood of getting infected this way? Can you say that the possibility is nil? No test is needed?
* Can viruses in dried and invisible form (I assume)pass on from the gloves onto the brand-new alcohol swab and then to the outlet where my blood was drawn? or Directly to blood
* Is one minute long enough for viruses to die, given invisible state with room temperature?
* Can alcohol swab I dont know what types, immediately kill HIV , hepatitis A,B,C or any other virus upon contact? If not, how long?
* If the viruses were alive, would it be sufficient in terms of quantity to infect me through the wound? Again, I simply just didnt see any visible stain of blood or fluid on the gloves at all.
* Does pressing and holding alcohol swab that carrying some virus on the wound for kill the virus or allow viruses to get into my bloodstream? (The way most doctors here usually do after every blood drawing to block the flowing).
Bec while removing needle there was some blood on the alcohol swab may be 10 to 15 drops of blood
i am worried because gloves touched the blood ,the blood that was coming out once nurse removed the syringe can i get infected this way

I am desperately in need of the answer

fingernail scratch incident

Back in May, I had an incident with a woman, I was walking very far away behind her, it was like a two minute walk since I saw her, she saw me far away and stopped and approached me. The point is that she physically harrased me, the what I suppose, wounds, that "outstanded" the more where some scratches that bled in my face, I assume they occured thanks to her fingernails. They didn't bleed like what a knife would do and when I cleaned them they didn't looked that bad like what I thought. My inner hypochondriac self is going to ask now, could this be considered as a risk? I know it sounds ridiculous and in reality, no one get's scared by a fingernail scratch, but I'm slowly getting paranoic. My mom that's a nurse and that took care of the scratches told me that once cleaned up, those wounds where just superficial scratches/wounds, they bled indeed but just because the epidermis got scratched off, not because there was access to my blood vessels and that they where the cause of my bleeding. From what I've researched, my wound of my cheek (the one that really stood out) had to been sewed in an emergency room in order to be considered as a high risk, and even then, I saw her way before the incident happened, I saw her several minutes and I know that HIV loses it's ability of transmitting once it's out of a human host and also that it dies almost instantly once it's out. Also that I don't recall feeling something "fresh" or "liquid" once she made contact with my face, also that some minutes later, if I remember very well, I don't recall seeing something "red" on her fingers, or something "enough" to transmit. From what I know, these where just superficial wounds (that healed up and dissappeared in less than a week) and don't impose any type of entry to the bloodstream and that now in current year/2019, hiv transmission only occurs in unprotected sex, drug use/needle sharing (here's where they put the "deep open wounds" category) and mother to child transmission.

I'm trying to look the most realistic side of this since my paranoic side it's telling me I should get tested. I just want some specialist to reafirm me that these affirmations I stated are true and that I should just leave all of these behind. I'm getting frequent panic attacks and I cry sometimes thanks to all this topic, please help me. Sorry for my broken english.

Do you need to get an HIV test after protected sex?

Hi. I had protected sex with a guy I met on some website. We had protected oral and anal sex. After the sex, I checked the condom and it did not tear. So it was completely protected.

Do you guys advice me to get an HIV test done?

requesting for a reply from 3 days

Hi please give detailed reply

i don't care how many times i had to try, I always hope i can get the answer from you.

I went to get tested in a testing center in Myanmar ,an under-developing country if you may call, and my HIV test turned out negative (thanks god!). Soon after a fake happiness, I have become overwhelmed with the anxiety of getting infected from contaminated gloves!

One mistake the Lady who did the blood drawing made is by changing the gloves. I did not think it posed any risks at all until I thought it through. Just before I entered the room, she had performed her job to another person who had the same test like me too. Five minutes later, after consulting, she used exactly the same tray to keep alcohol patches in which she kept mine

Here are my assumptions:

She touched the previous person¡s small amount of blood (possibly while drawing the sample.) and the blood is infected the blood or virus was still on tray
The blood was wiped off or remained so little to notice, but there were some viruses left over on the gloves (No visible blood or fluid on the gloves, though i did not observe thoroughly)
Five minutes later, she picked a new piece of alcohol-soaked cotton with those contaminated gloves to wipe the blood-drawing area before drawing my blood and left it there when the blood was drawn (she used another alcohol swipe to wipe and afterwards to block the blood from flowing out after withdrawing the needles)

Here are my questions:

1.What is the likelihood of getting infected this way?

2. Can you say that the possibility is nil?

3.No test is needed?

4.Can viruses in dried and invisible form (I assume)pass on from the gloves onto the brand-new alcohol-soaked Strip and then to the outlet where my blood was drawn? ( It was at least 1 minutes interval before the cotton was touched)

5.Is 1 minute long enough for viruses to die, given invisible state with room temperature?

6.Can alcohol, I don¡t know what types, on the cotton immediately kill HIV virus upon contact? If not, how long?

6.If the viruses were alive, would it be sufficient in terms of quantity to infect me through the wound?
Again, I simply just didn¡t see any visible stain of blood or fluid on the gloves at all.
Does pressing and holding alcohol strip cotton that carrying some HIV viruse on the wound for 10 minutes kill the virus or allow viruses to get into my bloodstream? (The way most doctors here usually do after every blood drawing to block the flowing).
Sorry I¡m not familiar with medical terms, but I did try my best to describe the situation, hope it¡s understandable.

this small thing ruins my life already. I talked to people, but no one can give me precise answer. I am desperately in need of the answer.

please answer the questions in points as i asked

Regards,

Sex Toys

Ok it is noted HIV does not survive long outside the body. It is also noted you can not transmit off of surfaces. Then why is the rule seem different for sex toys?

4th generation DUO test results conclusive ?

Hello,

I had an exposure due to broken condom with a CSW about 4 months ago.
This is my only exposure.

After that I got tested few times with 4th generation DU test as below.

1. 6 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
2. 10.5 weeks after exposure - NonReactive
3. 13 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.

in between , I used a dose of antibiotic for throat infection & also eye drops with steroids.

Would this affect the test results ?
Should I consider these results as conclusive or test after 6 months.
Please advice.

thanks for your help in advance.

Confusion about post PEP testing

Hello,

I had unprotected sex with a sex worker.after 4 days I was placed on 30 days PEP (Yes, I know it is late). I completed the 30 days and 4 weeks post PEP (8.5 weeks post exposure) I had 2 Rapid finger prick tests. Both came back Negative.

1. I was wondering if PEP has any chance at working after 3 days ?
2. What are the chances of it interfering with an antibody test at 8 weeks post exposure ?

Thanks for your time

Hiv test kits safety

Hi sir / madam ,
I want to get info about hiv test kits contaning hiv antigen and antibodies ...during test i touch the sample pad of kits ...i just want to confirm and detail information about the antibodies and antigen are harmless and noninfectious .

"it contain monoclonal biotinylated anti hiv p24 antibody ...a conjugate pad contain monoclonal anti hiv p24 antibody colloidal selenium and hiv 1 and hiv 2 recombinant antigen collidoal selenium and a nitrocelloluse membrane with a immobilized mixture recombinant and synthetic peptide hiv 1& 2 antigen in the lower test area, immobalize streptavidine in the upper test area and immobalized mixture of anti hiv 1 antibodies , hiv 1 and 2 antigens and hiv 1 p24 recombinant antigen and anti hiv 1 p24 monoclonal antibody in the control area ".
Exatly same text were there ...what does it mean and what type of these antigens and antibodies are used in hiv test kits while manufacturing ... are these harmless or infectious if touch with pricked finger ... i just want to know what kind of these terms .... any dr or biochemist or any full educated person can help me ... help me plz just this one question remains in my mind

REGARDING DOUBT CLEARITY RELATED TO HIV

sir,
my last intercourse with a thailand commercial sex worker was on 11.01.2019
i got the following test

HIV1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES AND P24 ANTIGEN TEST FROM LAL PATH LABS 0.14 NON REACTIVE

my question is that can a man take more than 3 MONTHS to produce hiv antibodies
do i need further testing or its sufficient

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