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???
4- I also tested for hemoglobin level and I found it low...I found I have iron deficiency. . Does iron deficiency delay producing hiv antibody???
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.

Here at AIDS Vancouver, we do not comment on the practices of any clinic, as we have no ability to know protocols and practices. However, You may wish to discuss this with the clinic management to follow up on the concerns you have. Now let me address your questions:

1. Your results are conclusive.
2. Yes, you can relax as your results were conclusive.
3. The window period for HIV, no matter how exposed, is 3 months or 84 days, as confirmed by the World Health Organization.
4. No, an iron deficiency would not delay the production of HIV antibodies.

One last thing I would like to address is where and how you knew that the gentleman who preceded you at the clinic was HIV+ , as there are no physical symptoms for HIV?

I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.

Jonathan, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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