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Feb 1, 2013

Hi doc,I have been asking since many time but never got any reaply.please doc,help me out.I am very very worried. "I went to a doctor for my hiv blood test recently.he inject me with a brand new needl,than took my blood.but the problem started when he couldn't find any cotton or aid small plaster to stick on my injected area!than he took a little kind of small paper,(later I realized it was other used aaid plaster's packet.we know every small aid plaster comes with small pack) than he hold it with his thumb,and after that he pulled out the syringe.but since than m very worried!when he finished,I took that small paper n looked at it very carefuly,only see my blood that is not sinificant r there."Than I asked him,what if I get infected with that paper,coz you are directly holding that on my bleeding spot?than he said its impossible!" But I am very worried.please please doc,can u help me out.

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

But there's absolutely no risk from what you're talking about. NONE.

Even if that piece of paper that your doctor used on your arm was used on someone who had HIV, so much time would've passed that the paper would pose no risk for HIV.

Remember: the only way to get HIV is to have body fluid with HIV come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly inside of your body. This IN NO WAY happened in your case. Not even close.

Hope this helps!

Erik



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