i dont think nursegirl has posted on this forum in months !
it is very irrational to think that the nurse resused a needle.
thank u for responding so quick i realise u send out a lot of comforting words of knowlegde, i do keep trying to tell myself that its irrational i really do
if for some terrible reason it was used what are the chances of catching hiv in this way i went in the room about 5 mins after the other patient
I also went to a test four months ago. And the same situation happen to my. I got into the room where the nurse was taking blood and the needle was in the desk (not in the box with other new needles), the needle was of the same kind you describe (uses a vacuum tube). I had been very worried that the needle was used (irrational). My last test, three months after that event, was negative (and I have had several symptoms). This seems to be a common situation related to HIV anxiety. Hope that my story helps you to feel that you are not the only one with these fears. But think that it is irrational.
thanks for your response it does help to think that your not the only one,i have had a fear of hiv for quite some time now its awfull my mind is always full of whatifs hope i can get over this