Why would a doctor would use an old needle? Please try to keep calm. Doctors are responsible.
BeStrong I understand what you are saying but I would appreciate answer to my actual questions.
Can you anybody tell me if an IM injection as is a risk.
I really appreciate your help.
No it is not, needles are not reused.
and what if they were? I am curious because I live in a developing country and sadly universal precautions cannot be guaranteed like they can in the Western world.
"What if" the sun exploded tomorrow? Not going to play that game.
You had no risk.
is this because you think nowhere re-uses needles or because even if they did an IM injection in not a risk.
Sorry, I am not trying to be difficult I am just trying to understand
Because people don't reuse needles, they know risks involved using them.
So an IM injection is a risk?
You already know you have an unreasonable fear of HIV.
Factually, yes, an IM injection COULD be a risk, but not a significant one. Even IF the doc had used a needle that was used on someone else, the odds would be in your favor.
You need to address your anxiety.
A health care worker is not going to reuse a needle, for a million reasons. ONE, to protect themselves. They're not going to have a bunch of used needles lying around. Secondly, reusing a needle would make their job much more difficult.
This is an irrational fear. There's just not much else we can tell you.