1. no, it was never alive.
2. no, hiv doesnot live outside the host.
thanks but my symptoms are only happening after that incident. Moreover I've read reports where they say hiv can live in blood outside body for quite sometime depending on the quantity of blood. Could the blood on the machine from previous customer or on the hands of the technician survive enough time until contact with me. Please can you tell if there is even 0.00001% of chance for this to happen. I'm really scared with a these symptoms.
There's no risk at all. Your mind is creating symptoms
This site is telling me that you can get infected from getting blood drawn. Get real. That is in no way a real world risk. If you can't accept the fact you didn't have a risk, you can take a test.
Hi with continued symptoms and loads of stress I got tested with Roche combi pt (4th gen I think) at 5 weeks and again at 7 weeks (48 days) from the incident and Both came negative. Here in India that lab people are not sure if that is a conclusive result and instead suggested to go for HIV PCR RNA to be 100% sure. Would you suggest for it or a 12 week duo test. Please help.
Just to add I also took CBC in which my lymphocytes count is 45.4 where the normal range is 35 - 45 %. Am I on high end of the range due to some infection. I still have the lymph node on left side of my neck. So to rule out HIV can you please tell if those HIV tests have any weight or further testing is needed
You can rule out HIV because you never had a risk. There's no other way to describe it.