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    query : needle prick for blood test and HIV
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    An_252036 posted:
    Hi I have a query I. I had a heamoglobin test in my college, the nurse used to

    prick the finger with needle and take the blood from tip of the finger to test. The

    same needle was used for the people before me in the queue after 15-20 secs it was

    used for me.I dont know whether the it was bore needle or other needle, also I dont

    know whether the other people had HIV what are the chances for HIV infection for

    me. Thanks
     
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    georgiagail responded:
    How do you know the same needle was used on other people prior to you? This would be very poor medical practice to keep using the same needle on several people.

    Gail


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