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Blood test
« on: February 20, 2008, 07:25:32 AM »

was out for a blood test for HIV at a VCTC. mostly all the patients around me HIV positive. is there a possibility that i can acquire HIV through a needle used on me for a blood test. basically they use vacutainers. the needle did not have visible blood whch could be seen through naked eyes. they mention about occupational risk and IV drug users in respect to needles and other sharp instruments. has any body ever got infected like this? like i said blood was drawn out and i did not see blood on the surface. m worrying because the technician did not unpack the needle in front me although it had a cap on it. can you tell me if i am at risk? will appreciate immediate help. thanks