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What to do?

Sometime back, I had an injection and after months of anxiety, I finally went for a test.
It came out negative and I was fine. But after the results one thing struck me, that, while I was giving my blood sample for test, the pathologist (from a reputed health center) took a needle from a container where around 8-10 needles and blood sampling bottles were kept. He took one of those needles and performed venipuncture. Now, I fear that what if the needle was not new and he took my blood sample using that needle? Because the needles were already out of the packet and were kept in that container. What to do?

P.S. He did throw the needle after taking the sample.
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Hiv is not your problem it is irrational fear that clinics will reuse needles on you. Well clinics will not do that. You need to break the cycle of fear. Every time you get tested you will keep thinking of that. Maybe you need to see a mental health specialist.
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Thank you sir for your reply.

But I think, had he taken the needle directly out of the packet in front of my eyes, I wouldn't have had this fear. Am I thinking too much about these "what ifs"?

Really appreciate your help.
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