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Risk in free testing clinic

When my girlfriend asked me to get tested . I went to get tested at a planned parenthood . Everything was negative but I started getting on Google (which I knew I shouldnt) And it just got me really paranoid and scared. Now I can't stop going on looking for information. I waited 3 months and took a rapid Insti hiv test at a free aids clinic. Then my OCD came back a day later .. Having thought like was the tesr kit contiminated .. Lancet of pipette was dirty.. What if the tester in the free clinic was trying to infect me? It is a free testing facility is there a risk?  So I'm 5 weeks after getting tested I am still worried. I always Google transmission risk of a lancet and everybody says there not reusae. It's like my mind won't believe it. I don't know what to do to end this.. Wait another 3 months and get tested at a professional faculty like planned parenthood And put it behind me? Or get some help..
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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First why did you get the HIV test in the first place?
No you absolutely CANNOT get anything, including HIV from a sterile lancet. No they use sterile kits and materials or clean not infected with anything. You can't get any disease from them. They don't reuse them. No one is out to get you. Yes you need help if you are thinking these things.

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Started a new relationship that's why I got tested. I got paranoid looking at the Internet about 3 month period for getting a accurate test so I went to a free clinic
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I was just nervous because it's outreach center that had hiv patients but had free testing . So that's why I was kind of worry.
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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That is okay. But don't over worry. The best test at this time is the 4th generation duo assay. That checks antlgen and antibody. And, for this test around 40 days is the best time to detect both.  If you are clear from that test you don't have to worry. I am not sure about these quick tests . They  do have about 90 some percent accuracy provided you do them the right way if it is a take home type.
mkh9
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Yeah I'm just going to wait 8-12 weeks and just take a rapid test at planned parebthood and put it behind me.
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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Okay, that is good. Doesn't sound like you have any particular risk.
take care,
mkh9
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