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Nurse Risk

I was in the laboratory this morning for my bloodworks,

The nurse pull out the butterfly needle and  tube from her small purse, used the clean gloves and new rubber for my arms,

I saw that she open the butterfly needle in front of me and  start to do bloodworks,

I just wondering why the needle and tube came from her purse and not from the cabinet that all the needle is kept  

Do you think i need to worry from this incident? Do i need to have hiv test?
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  needle, gloves, rubber, maybe hands etc.). No hiv worries, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal, neither of which you did and you didn't share hollow needles to inject with which is the only other way to acquire hiv. Analysis of large numbers of infected people over the 40 years of hiv history has proven that people don't get hiv in the way you are worried is a risk.
HIV is a fragile virus in air or saliva and is effectively instantly dead in either air or saliva so the worst that could happen is dead virus rubbed you, and obviously anything which is dead cannot live again so you are good. Blood and cuts would not be relevant in your situation since the hiv has become effectively dead, so you don't have to worry about them to be sure that you are safe.
There is no reason for a person to test when they are safe. The advice took into consideration that the other person might be positive, so move on and enjoy life instead of thinking about this non-event. hiv prevention is straightforward since there are only 3 ways you can become infected, so next time you wonder if you had a risk, ask yourself this QUESTION. "Did I do any of the 3?" Then after you say "No, I didn't" you will know that it's time to move on back to your happy life. For example in your current situation the answer would be NO, I DIDN'T because there was no unprotected penetrating anal or vaginal sex nor was there any use of a shared hollow needle used for injection, so obviously it is a NO risk.
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I was thinking nurse was reused the butterfly needle on me,  why the needle and tube in her purse?  
Thats the question in my mind, theres a possibilities nurse can reused the butterfly needle?
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All that matters is the 3. Reread about "No I didn't" then move on. There is no purpose trying to study the millions of things that happen in your life when there are only 3 that matter for hiv.
Besides, hospitals don't infect patients with hiv so you should stop thinking nurses don't know how to do their job but you (with no training) know how they should perform procedures?
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