Given that you had a negative rapid HIV test at 12 weeks, there is no need for any further testing.
If you want to read more about window periods for STI/HIV you can check out our chart “STI’s At A Glance”.
As for your chances of getting an infection during the blood draw or finger prick, that should never happen in Canada. Healthcare providers follow strict regulations and needles are used one time only. After they are used one time, they are disposed of in a special container.
In addition, the lancet used for the rapid test is designed in such a way that it can only be used once.
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