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walking on pin and needles

Aug 5, 2007

Hi Doc,

Unitl you answer my question I wont be able to sleep. So Please please answer.

On a recent visit to swap meet while checking out some clothes I got scratched by needle sticking out of a shirt. There was no bleeding. Now all the what ifs are driving me crazy.

Should I be concerned?



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Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Choo,

Should you be worried about contracting HIV from a scratch at a swap meet??? No, absolutely not. (Now if you had asked about contracting HIV from a "prick" at a "swap meat," well, that would be an entirely different situation!) But you didn't and for your situation the HIV risk is nonexistent. Testing is not warranted. Neither is worrying!

Thanks for your donation. (

Be well. Stay well.

Dr. Bob

Hi Doc..Jay here ..Again!
Boyfriend just tested positive

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