I have had my HIV test done at GUM clinic by NHS UK. The results were negative.
I am worried about the incident happed while the nurse took my blood sample
Nurse applied the Alcohol wipe and did he needle prick to collect the blood. Removed the needle and asked me to press the prick with cotton like thing I think they call it cotton gauge.
She then checked if blood was stopped hence applied the sticking band aid and asked me to lower my sleeve.
And started doing the official work like verifying by number birth date etc
I realised I was still bleeding and there was some blood down my arm. So she pressed the prick with her gloves on from top of the Band-Aid and then asked me to press it while she brought some more cotton gauge (form an open cardboard box from her shelf which had more than one Gauge)to clean the blood.
She cleaned my Arm with the gauge removed the band aid and then checked if more blood and wiped blood from the prick with the gauge which she used to clean the blood on my hand.
Then applied the band aid and assured me non infection has gone in as the blood was coming out.
2. The needle was brand new
3. Not sure if the gloves she was wearing was new as she was already wearing them when she called my name for blood test.
4. Not sure of cotton gauge used to clean blood on my arm if that was clean /uninfected.
Please advise do I have a chance of any STI infection from this episode.(HIV, Hepatise etc.)
Thanks Gail for your clarifications. I am a no-voice in this field you must have gathered by now.
So in case if there were any bacteria or viruses on the Glove or the Cotton gauze I presume they must have been dead by the time they came in contact to my body I did not see the nurse washing her hands or applying gel before or after the procedure