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I think I know deep down the chance I caught anything is low to impossible, but I'm still a bit worried and would appreciate any advice, or being told I'm an idiot and not to worry.
I went for an STD test today (I live in China) at an STD clinic. But what's worrying me most is the blood test I had done today. I went in early morning, so I'm not sure if anyone else had had blood taken today, and there was no one in when I went. The guy taking blood already had gloves and a mask on, and was sat typing at a PC. I didn't think about this until I got home. The gloves were disposable but I don't think he changed them after each patient. I didn't see him put these on or take them off. Before he started he washed his gloved hands with what I think was hand sanitizer, but still. Should I be worried about that? He didn't touch the end of the needle, or my open needle hole I don't think, except for when he put an antibacterial cotton swab on afterwards.
Another thing is that the cotton swap he put on the needle hole afterwards, I accidentally let it fall off about a minute or two later. This is probably stupid, but should I be worried about the elastic band he tied around my arm? Especially if the needle prick hadn't fully healed up yet?
I think my mind is desperately grasping for something to worry about. But the band and the gloves in particular are worrying me. If I wasn't in a developing country I might not worry so much. I seem to have gotten into a viscious cycle of thinking I will get an STD from an STD centre, maybe if this wasn't clean, or that had something on it and I touched it etc. Thanks again guys.
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