|PLEASE help Flipped with some reassurance
Jun 16, 2010
Dr. Bob-you know I will keep harassing you until I get an answer so you might as well give up. O.K., since I stuck my foot with a seamstress needle while getting fitted for a dress, I have been a little paranoid. Please just verify for me that any fluid could not live on a pin used for alterations-is that true? The archives do not say anything about pins from a seamstress. Once it is exposed to the air like that, wouldn't hiv die immediately? Some people say it lives 30 seconds and some say minutes. Granted, I don't even know if anything was on the pin, but if you remember, I am a bit of a fluffnutter. Should I also worry about hepatitis? Do I need to get HIV tested? Please, Please, Please, help my flipped out mind stay sane!! Another donation is forthcoming and thank you for being here for everyone!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your seamstress needle stick while being fitted for a dress is not an HIV- or hepatitis-acquisition risk. Neither worry nor testing is warranted. Just enjoy the dress and stop flipping out Ms. Fluffernutter, OK?
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