A 36-year-old male asked:
Does HIV transmit during blood draw...
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Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: If the blood drawer sticks themselves with the needle which has been in a vein or artery of an HIV+ person they may get HIV infection in this manner, but this is a very unusual occurrence. In order to get HIV you need intimate contact between a positive and negative person, either sexually, needle sharing, organ donation, etc. This is not an easy disease to acquire if you are reasonably careful.
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
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