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Old 01-31-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Finger-***** needles used in home-tests

I know that this question might sound very very stupid, but I'll be glad to receive an answer. I agree that my paranoia is probably driving me nuts.

As I mentioned in another thread, I did several "home-tests" by using a needle in the package to "***** my finger". The thing was gray in both set's, with a cap on, just like a normal needle )not hollow) with plastic wrapped around it. No safety function whatsoever.

I can't help myself but thinking what if someone wants to contaminate those tests (please follow me for a second). Theoretically speaking, is there any way to put enough virus on the needle, or on the included "disinfection tissue" that came along? The reason I am asking is that those kits were from some not fda-approved manufacturers.

I'd rather hear a scientific answer. This is my last question in resolving my HIV fear, I mean seriously, I know how stupid it sounds. But I am almost over that whole episode, thanks to this great forum

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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Re: Finger-***** needles used in home-tests

The answer to both questions is no chance at all and indeed its paranoia.
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