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HIV from Routine Blood Testing

Dear Dr. Hunter Handsfield,

I got a blood test the other day and the tester laid the gauze on the arm rest after blotting my arm with it.  Then he picked it back up again and taped it to the injection site after blotting it again.  

I don't know exactly if there was blood on the armrest, but there were a lot of people who went before me and I'm a bit worried about this.

Can you please tell me if I need testing, or PEP or whatever?

Thank you a million.
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There are no doctors on this forum.
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This is not the doctors forum but I can tell you that you can't contract HIV from having a blood test.HIV becomes inactive once outside it's host.
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