Jul 8, 2008
I was in school and a kid Pricked me in the hand with a small thumb tack, he then did this kid in the hallway and about 45 seconds after he got me again in the arm, it was a small tiny hole not deep at all, is this a problem? I'm worried about H.I.V. ThankYou
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You would not be able to get HIV or HCV or HBV this way. HOwever, you should let your principal know about this behavior since it could lead to cellulitis - a skin infection. Keep an eye on this - if no redness occurs - you are fine.
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