lancet prick cause hiv?
Jan 31, 2011
I had gone today for blood donation to Asian heart institute in mumbai which is a JCI accredited and Niaho accredited. Before blood donation they first prick you with a lancet and take your blood to ascertain the blood group. I forgot to ask the doc on call whether the lancet was new or not, I normally always ask.
1. Can you get hiv infected by this lancet prick, I am scared? 2. Even if the lancet used to prick was a used one, can one get hiv infected? 3. Is there any cause for worry or can i woohoo? Iam a constant donor to your organisation and i would really help your reply to ease me off
best regards, indian
Response from Dr. Frascino
1. Lancets are not reused. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.
2. No. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body.
3. I see absolutely no cause for concern.
Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. Stop worrying. All is well, including you, OK?
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