I'm with you on the HIV phobia/anxiety, which I too am starting the process of therapy.
Honestly, you're being irrational.
1) A medical PROFESSIONAL would no initially poke you with an infected needle.
2) I'm not in the medical field, but I know procedure. Once a syringe is utilized, it goes directly into the shares container. Trust me, they to avoid getting poked.
I wish you the best as I know the feelings you're experiencing. Keep your head up and keep pushing.
Thank you! I also feel like you have nothing to worry about! HIV is def not just out there for anyone to contract! I do think it's actually prob hard to contract it! I only worry about it in my situation as there are so many mean people out in the world that do horrible things why wouldn't a lab tech try infecting people it's a perfect place to spread disease! Idk?? I know irrational thinking! But so many horrible things people do!
Anyway back to you...drug users don't usually throw their syringes out for people to step on. Usually they are doing drugs in their house I would assume! I wouldn't think they would do it in public for all to see and risk getting caught by police!
I've personally never seen a syringe on the ground anywhere unless maybe you live in and around homeless encampments!
I think you will be ok! We just have to remember that this is a disease spread through sex, drugs and risky behavior! I don't even think healthcare workers worry anymore! It's come a long way since the 80's! Keep me posted as well on how therapy goes!
OMG . I thought I was alone. I had to go for a blood draw for some medical tests for visa application. Everything came back normal. But I was so afraid that the nurse could have reused the needle by mistake.
How are you guys coping up with this? I scheduled an appointment with a psychiatrist. But that's in another 10 days. I dont know how I am going to manage these 10 days.!!!