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Hiv from testing centre

Deepthash
Deepthash
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Hi,

Please help me,I'm frightened now.

In 2015,I got a govt job and before posting we have to undergo medical test.they alloted nearest government hospital for me.inorder to take hiv test I went to hiv centre in the same campus.after registering they gave me a test tube,but that test tube contained some what liked dried blood on its wall,at that time I don't think about that a lot,so I gave that to lab technician.after collecting blood,I somewhat felt dizzy so I asked LT to sit inside the lab for sometime and she allowed me to sit in the lab.so,my doubt is as follows

1.if LT touched the dried blood spot in the test tube and touched my hand to find vein and penetrated the needle through the same place means can it transfer hiv to me?

2.after I removed the cotton ball from my hand,I wiped the needle puncture wound with about a drop of water(because I used water from my bottle).as I was sitting in the lab,I touched the chair and table inside the lab where they use to test the cd4 cells from hiv blood.so after touching those table and chair,I wiped the needle puncture wound with a drop of water.so,if that surface is contaminated,can it transfer hiv to me?

I'm terrified because recently I took a CBC test and my WBC count is 5,600 and 3 years ago it was 9,200. so,I'm depressed whether it may be due to hiv.

Please answer me.

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Griffon

Hi , I have read your question carefully , but some of it does not make sense . From your description the hygiene and practices at the hospital are not in any way of a professional level , if what you have said is correct . Luckily HIV virus can not survive outside of the human body , so it would be very difficult to become infected in the way you have suggested .

You do not say why you had a CBC blood test , presumably because you have been ill in some way ? A drop in WBC count would indicate a problem , but this can be caused by a multitude of different conditions .

HIV status can easily be established with a test . A negative test means you are not infected , and any health problems you have are from some other cause .

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Deepthash
Deepthash
in reply to Griffon

No,i don't have any illness now.i Just took my cbc test to check my haemoglobin level.

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Griffon
Griffon
in reply to Deepthash

Hi, what you are telling us here does not entirely make sense , and when something does not make sense it is not correct . Obviously it is up to you how much you reveal about any medical conditions you may have , but the more information you give the better advice you will get . I say this because there must have be a reason why you have had several CBC tests , even if that reason is only that you are worried about your health .

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Deepthash
Deepthash
in reply to Griffon

No,I'm not lying.i don't have any medical conditions.And I had done only 2 CBC test until now,one in 2015 another one 4 days ago.Actually inorder to reduce weight,I reduced my food intake(like I use to eat only half of the food which I use to eat 3-4 years ago).And one more thing is I use to get headache whenever I went out in sun).one or two times I had sinus problem and that too went off after taking tablets prescribed by doctor.

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Griffon
Griffon
in reply to Deepthash

Sorry , I didn't mean that you were lying , only that you hadn't given all the information , which is your choice of course .

A psychological condition exists where the sufferer becomes convinced that they are infected with HIV and no amount of reassurance or negative tests or factual evidence to the contrary will convince them that they are not infected . There have been a lot of posts on here of that nature . I'm not saying this is you , but if you are worrying that you have HIV in spite of clear tests the problem may be psychological . I'm not qualified to advise on your health problems ( if you still have any ) , but what I do know is syphilis can cause head ache , so if you think there is a chance that you have caught this disease you should get tested , if you haven't already .

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Deepthash
Deepthash
in reply to Griffon

Actually I had only one hiv test until now.but I'm fearing that maybe I caught hiv from that test centre because of the above things I mentioned in my first post.until now I don't have any high fever, vomiting or diarrhoea except once during sinus and that too for only one day.

But suddenly because of WBC count,my doubt arised.

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Griffon
Griffon
in reply to Deepthash

Yes I understand . As I said , from the details you gave about your blood test it is unlikely that you have become infected with HIV this way . My own experience is that I was infected with Hep. B and syphilis and it was these infections that caused symptoms of head ache and fuzzy vision in sunlight .

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