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 Faith1970, 1 ReplyI pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »
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