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Pls Pls answer my question, its my 5th time
Jan 30, 2013

Hello there.

Sorry for the long story but i just want to make sure that you know all the details. I had an unprotected sex with another guy on 20/10/2012. He told me he was negative but still for my peace of mind i went to a charity foundation and had a free hiv test using the finger prick equipment on 15/12/2012. Thanks to god the the result was negative.The other guy also had a test after two days to mine and he said he was negative too. After i left the room and on my way back to home i realized that i did not see the nurse taking the test equipment out from a new pack. When i went inn,he asked me few question and then he asked me to wash my hands and by the time i came back everything was ready and i had my test.

So for the peace of my mind again i had another test via NHS and that was a week after my first test on 21/12/2012 and on 27/12/2012 my GP informed me that I am negative.

However on same night on 27/12/2012 i had these rash on the middle of my chest and i also had headache for some time. I am once again worried that what if the equipment used by the charity was used on someone else before me and i might have caught hiv from it.

Can you please help me out as i am freaked out at this time. Can you tell me if i might have caught hiv or can it me something else?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Wohl

Wow, getting infected from an HIV testing center would seem cruelly ironic and, I must say, pretty much impossible. I do not know of data from UK but here in the US no cases of transmission from the health care system to a patient has been documented in ages. So, I think this is a case of nerves playing on you. Still not convinced, get another test somewhere else but something tells me that may not help relieve your concerns. DW



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