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HIV Transmission
Dec 30, 2013

A used syringe (used a couple of days) has stabbed on my body. I am not sure if it was used by unaffected person. I have checked by blood and I am negative. Is there any possibility of getting affection?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

In some ways, risk depends on if there was any blood in the syringe and how deep it went under your skin.

But more importantly: it was two days! HIV can't live that long. Being trapped in a syringe can help it survive "longer" but not that much! Especially in such small quantities.

Sounds like a no risk situation to me.

Hope this helps,

Erik



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