Anonymous
Sorry for my english but I will try to do my best.. I went to a clinic for drawing blood.. the nurse was taking blood from hiv+ person... I went after him immediately ... the nurse was very nervous and confused because the clinic was very crowded.. firstly she didnt change the glove and she did something weird .. she cleaned the needle with cotton swab.. iam afraid that maybe the glove contain hiv + blood from the previous patient and she touched the sharp needle then into my blood stream.... I tested after this incident 6 times
Elisa 3rd generation after 1 month
Elisa 3rd generation after 45 days
Elisa 3rd generation after 56 days
Elisa 3rd generation after 73 days
Elisa 3rd generation after 91 days
Elisa 3rd generation after 105 days
Elisa 4th generatiom after 5 month
All the the results came back negative... and my life became ahell in these days... because the patient before is hiv +and the nurse toched the the sharp needle carelessly and she didnt change the glove.. and I heard that needle stick injuries take long time to get positive results ... maybe out to 1 year or more....and am very scared because am working in saudi arabia and the government in saudi arabia test any non saudi people every year and if they found that somebody has hiv they will kick him out..... am very scare to find my self positive in the coming years and very scared to lose my job.... please help me...
1) are my result conclusive???
2) CAN I RELAX AND BE CONFIDENT THAT IAM HIV NEGATIVE??
3)DOES GENITAL EXPOSURES WINDOW PERIOD ARE THE SAME TO THE NEEDLE STICK EXPOSURES???
PLEASE HELP ME
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of information on HIV/AIDS.

I understand your concerns regarding your job in Saudi Arabia, however, the good news is that your test results are conclusive, and therefore you do not have HIV.

As far as the nurse and her actions are concerned, we are not prepared to comment on the issue. These issues you may wish to discuss with hospital management. What we do know is that, all of the HIV tests that were administered to you are conclusive at 84 days.

As far as exposure is concerned, there is no difference between a needle or sexual intercourse; the results will be within the same window period.

I trust I have answered your question sufficiently, please feel free to write back, or visit http://www.aidsvancouver.com if you have any further inquiries.

Sincerely,

Marta, AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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