Anonymous
Dear everyone first of all I like to thank you for great job you are doing. You encouraged me to test for HIV after an exposure in 2012. I'm from Sri Lanka recently had a HIV test in STD clinic which test was negative. When nurse drawing my blood I couldn't see she change the needle before me previous person who was tested positive for HIV now my fears has started. I don't know where to turn now.Can some one be infected with HIV while testing for HIV? please answer me Thank you
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for the kind words, I will be sure to let the Helpline team know how much you appreciate them. As to your current anxieties, I can say with certainty, that the needle the person drew blood from you with for your test was a new and never used medical device.
Universal Guidelines indicate that a needle is a one time use/disposal device and as such you are not at any risk for any illness from having blood drawn in a lab.
There is no evidence that a person has been exposed to HIV while testing for HIV. This simply does not happen.
We know that you are a good smart person and that the anxiety you feel is just however we encourage you to begin to move past this situation and know that you are well.
Please do not hesitate to contact us again, should you need any further support.
Yours most sincerely,
David
AIDS Vancouver
helpline@aidsvancouver.org
604 696 4666
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