[Question #1587] Survival in normal butterfly tube

44 months ago
Hello doctor hunter thank you for all the help 


First all let me assure you I am not testing haha  for HIV and my apologies for mis using this forum before 


Everything is well thanks to you 

But there is one thing in my mind for future purpose which I would like you to help me with it's not a repeat question 

I  think I'm going to hesitate in future to have boood tests , because maybe I have fear that I want you to kill that is all 

I know needles are not re used ! It is clear 

My question is a butterfly needle if ever used on HIV patient previously blood would dry in a minute or 2 and air exposure would simply kill the virus ?

I also read these needles would clot after one use 

The butter fly needle im talking  about is a single needle with tube  and does not have another needle at the end (lure adapter)  and syringe is used for suction 

So air exposure plus dry blood kills HIV virus in a minute or 2 ? 
that would be really help 

Basically I just need some confidence for future tests that's all so help would be appreciated 

All I'm asking how long virus for stay active in such a needle  ? many thanks ! 

Please take time out to explain and my apologies for interrupting people who actually are at risk 


44 months ago
Basically I have read on medhelp you saying HIV cannot survive in needles once blood has dried  and air exposure . And someone also wrote it cannot survive in a needle because you will have to use it immediately like within seconds to put yourself at risk .     Please give this a chance to respond as I see you give people chances who comeback to you 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
All these are repeat questions that were answered in your four previous threads the past two months, or the answers are obvious from our previous replies. The biology of why there is no risk or catching from having blood drawn makes no difference. The fact is that this simply doesn't happen, and nobody re-uses needles (butterfly type or any other) to draw blood from patients. Since you understand that needles are never re-used, it does not matter whether or not clotted blood remains in the needle and prevents re-use. Please review your other threads -- carefully read EVERY WORD -- for the detailed answers you seek.

I would also suggest you consider psychological counseling. You obviously are obsessed with non-risky HIV issues, to a very abnormal degree. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Repetative anxiety driven questions are not permitted on the forum, any further questions from you on this topic will be deleted without reply, and without refund of the posting fee.

HHH, MD

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44 months ago
Oh dear yes doctor I know the drill when one says you are obsessed and i read it on medhelp 

I know , but I was actually jumping with joy when I read your comment where it said no risk as it won't be conatigoius with in minutes . Yes it doesn't happen        

But when you said it would die within minutes eased the mind by 95 perecent .  And I was just here to confirm other 5 percent . So can you reply on that 

If not I do not want to ask a doctor here in my country he might rip me off .  Soo it would have helped me if you would have made it clearer 

Lastly if they're is a professional counselling like you online . Can you recommend online counselling? Like on the internet ? Where can I talk to good counsellor online  you may wish to recommend 

Happy new year also doc you are my hero ! 


H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
You still don't understand. I don't know if the virus dies within a few minutes or longer. Nobody does. And nobody cares. You would be at risk for HIV through needles only if you share needles with other persons for illicit drugs. Medical use of needles is zero risk; nobody does that. So it does not matter how long the virus survives in them. Understand?

Sorry, but I doubt online counseling will help you. While I understand it can be difficult to access certain kinds of health services in some countries, usually it is possible to do so. Consider contacting your national public health department; or look for STD/STI/HIV services and speak with them; or find a health related NGO. One way or the other, you probably can find the help you need. Good luck with it.

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44 months ago
It's alright doc no worries your assurance is all  I I need I won't be brought to my knees with other helps .  Your the best at this period end of story .    I'll move on I Know it I'm almost there   . I'll just read this again     . Anyways I understand thanks again doc ! Be well always ! Remember you in my prayers ! Bye bye 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
Thanks for the thanks. I'm glad to have helped. But please understand that the rules will be followed:  Any future question on this topic will be deleted without reply and without refund. Thanks for your understanding.

Best wishes and happy new year.
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