I went to hospital to draw blood for a test. The technician used the needle with vacutainer tubes for collecting blood.When blood drawing, the needle which connect the vacutainer fell out from the vacutainer, touched the table, and left two drops of blood. The nurse take the needle directly, and connected back into the vacutainer to continue to draw blood. I wonder whether there is any HIV virus in the nurse's glove or in the table. if the virus touch the needle or my blood in the needle , Can the virus going into my body? Can I get Hiv infected ? Thank you.
Nobody ever catches HIV from having blood drawn. It probably hasn't happened in any country for over 20 years -- and back then it was only if the same needle was used to draw blood (from a vein, not fingerstick). Vacutainer needle holders are intended to be used on multiple patients; it's not a risk assuming the needle is changed. It sounds like your nurse did it correctly. No risk, nothing you should worry about.
Thank you for your answer. I worried about it. Becaue during the time there is my blood in the vacutainer needle,and it touch the table and the nurse's glove . If the virus contact my blood in the vacutainer needle, Can it went into my body by the route? Can the blood flow back into my body with the virus?
HIV is much harder to transmit than you seem to think. It's not like a cold or influenza virus. And it is impossible for blood from a vacutainer system to "flow back into [your] body". That's why it's called VACUtainer -- the vacuum in the blood tube only permits flow in one direction.
Don't over-think it, and ignore any more "what if" scenarios that come to mind -- or at least don't ask them here. There is no additional information that would change my opnion or advice, so I won't have any more comments.
I am still worried about it. Because my English is not good enough,There is one more thing . They don't use the needle holders. the needle directly penetrated into the vacumm tube. So is there any influence?
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