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Hello,I am 34 year old...
Hello,I am 34 year old male with no medical history. I recently had a hiv test at a private clinic in the Uk where I live. I didn’t pay attention to see if a new needle was used, but I did see the needle used on me get thrown away. About 2 weeks later I developed a cold with runny nosecongestionsore throat and low grade fever. I am a but anxious about being infected as I have read these symptoms sometimes can be related to ARS. Is there a risk here from re used needles? Do I need to do another test again in a few weeks?
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

no, there is no risk for having a used needle testing you.

it is an HIV clinic

they know better than to use needles again.

your cold symptoms are not from HIV.

it sounds like you are letting your anxiety symptoms get out of control here.

let me know if you have questions.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
But is a runny nose and cold symptoms not symptoms of ARS? Also the time line of 2 weeks after is what made me anxious.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

no, runny nose and cold symptoms are not symptoms or ARS.

they are very common cold symptoms and allergy symptoms.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Dr David, what is the risk of exposure from what I described?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

there is no risk for HIV exposure by getting a HIV test.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I mean from the needle being reused.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 months ago

there is no risk of a needle being reused for testing at a HIV clinic

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