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HIV and Needles
Jan 22, 2006

In November, I went to a club and someone poked me with a needle from the back. I don't know who did it and what they poked me with exactly. It swelled up really bad and i went to a hospital and they prescribed me with Retrovir and lamivudine for 6 weeks. A few weeks after that, I got colds and headaches that on and off. Are those signs of HIV positive?? What are the chances of me getting HIV from getting poked with a needle? Please help, im scared out of mind!!

Response from Dr. Young

No, your symptoms don't sound like either HIV nor a toxicity of the PEP that you took.

Talk to your doctor about your symptoms-- a medical evaluation (with any appropriate testing) is a whole lot easier that staying "out of your mind". BY

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