The alcohol in the swab would kill the virus.
It was outside the body for around 30 seconds you say - as I understand, HIV can barely survive outside the body for more than a few seconds.
Secondly, you didnt have any visible cuts on your own fingers/hands.
So you are not at risk here. I'm sure the health department in your workplace will have told you the same thing right?
The above would be the advice you would be given if you HADNT tested. But you have - 4 times - and a negative PCR test at 13 days and a DUO after 28 days is conclusive! You are in the clear! :-)
(Viral load at 13 days post infection would be very high - so the fact that you tested negative means you are good to go).
Should you have not contacted your HR dept or supervisor to discuss this with them?
You had no risk.
I did. They have been providing me with all the test I have mentioned. I cannot seem to accept my results, specially with what I have been feeling in my body in relation to "symptoms".
Well if you can't accept the results and the FACT that you had no risk then seek a therapist to help you.
How can I accept the results, when there is 50% of information out there (including here ) that say they are conclusive at 6 weeks and another 50 %(including here ) that one should wait 3 months.
YOU HAD NO RISK. That is more important than test results.
So basically you are saying : High Viral Load Blood in alcohol swab , being touched by finger(s) whether is intact skin or not= NO RISK. I want to get that clear.....
Thank you for your time !!
Thank Your for your time and your detailed answer.
The Occupational Dept at the hospital I work, considered this to be a "very very low risk" only assuming I had a cut or compromised skin. The 9 days test was done as a annual check with my OB/GYN. The PCR was done by Occupational Health per my request to relief my anxiety, the same with the 4 week test. Their protocol is 6 week, 3 months and 6 months which they will continue to provide for me to help with my anxiety.
Again Thank you for your time and understanding.