Can You Get Hiv From Stepping On A Needle
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You actually think a psychotic drug-using dope fiend would position a syringe full of fresh HIV-tainted blood in a vertical position in a dark alley way, assuming some clumsy kid would step on it and get HIV infected? Hmm. You have a very vivid... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillI am not sure what age you are but if you are less than 18 years old, I ask you to please tell your parents or a trusted adult about this exposure. As it seems you know, the risk of any infection seems very low given the needle and syringe were on... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesCan yout get hiv from stepping on a nail?
I've had a tetanus shot recently.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyOkay bud step away from the keyboard. Take two steps to your left. Grab a phone and call a mental health professional. You have become completely obsessed with HIV and you need to talk to someone. Dont post anymore as you are wasting time for... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHave any of you sat on an IV needle before ? have you heard of anyone sitting on a needle and contracted HIV ? What are the chances of sitting on one ? if i did sit on one would i know ? Read more »
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