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Mall Tack
Aug 25, 2008

I was at the mall and I went to go sit on my knees so I could socialize with the rest of the people in our group. Well when I went to do that I felt a sharp pain just below my knee. When I looked down i saw that it was sort of like a thumbtack but was larger around and had been broke off. I then realized that that part of my leg was bleeding, not much but a little bit. I am a health freak and I was wondering if I was going to get HIV. Or since it was sitting on like the carpet area is it considered in "the environment".

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not recommend testing for HIV, HBV or HCV.

hcv risk?
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