Hi hope you both had a good xmas, although I noticed you answering posts on boxing day!!!
Anyhow, straight to the concern. I had a HIV test a couple of weeks ago, which was negative 12 weeks post incident. The test was carried out by a worker at a charity. He used a device called the unistik 3, a yellow thing. I am concerned as he removed the cap, and help it it the palm of his hand for a few moments whilst he picked up the tube to collect the blood. This, is where you are gonna think I am potty.....I know these things are single use and only fire once, but on searching the net I saw that some were recalled cos they didn't fully retract the needle, and my worry is the device fired in his hand and then the needle pricked me by mistake. What I hope you can help me with is: In your experience
IF the needle went off in his hand, would he have felt the mechanism click?
Would He and I have noticed it didn't fire again when he put it to my finger?
I am not suggesting this man did this on purpose, it would have been entirely by accident.Do you think this is at all possible? I really don't know if you can give me any answers, but hope you can. Thank you for reading this, and I hope you can reply.
1) you felt it stick in you presumably so from that I think you can imagine that if he had accidentally stuck himself he would have felt it, and probably being a normal human would not then have proceeded to stick it in you
2) well of course you would have because no prick = no blood = no test
3) the recall is just evidence of the company who manufacture the devices' committment to quality control