Hello, so ive been going crazy for something that happened about a year and a half ago and would love to get some peace of mind form you guys. I am a tattoo artist in Tijuana, Mexico, and was doing a piece on a guy who had a drug abuse past. Half way through the tattoo I lifted the machine and accidently poked myself in the finger, it wasnt a hard poke, and i dont even think it pierced my glove, so i didnt make much of it. But lately ive had a ear infection i cant seem to get rid of, saw something hiv related on tv and now my hypocondria is driving me mad. Is there a chance for me to be exposed if the needle pierced the glove and poked my finger a little bit? i remember checking for blood, and nothing, but i did feel some pain at the moment of the incident. All my materials were clean, unused and sterelized. I cant ask the guy beacuse he died of overdose a couple of months ago, helping my paranoia flare up some more. I hope u cant find time to help me with this. I thank you in advance for this and all the other work you do.
P.S. Im sorry if i screwed up the spelling, english is not my mother language.
How do some people get HIV infected from the dentist? I have read on this site that HIV is unable to infect once outside the body?
hello, i had a sexual relation with a guy i met on line, there was a non protected oral sex ( blow job ) and he touched my anus with his penis and rubbed it without penetration , i would like to know the risks if i could be contaminated with the virus, im too scared, thank you
Can a used lancet from a diabetic transmit HIV to me? I was working at a restaurant, and a costumer came in that was diabetic. He took out his diabetic kit to test his blood sugar. He used his lancet to prick himself and then took his insulin. He then preceded to wrap his trash in a napkin and asked me to toss it for him. I reached for it and prick myself on his lancet and blood came out. I asked if he has anything and he said no that he was healthy other than being diabetic. But still I am worried if he was telling me the truth or not. Could he have transmitted HIV to me through a lancet. I research that a lancet isn't a needle that is hollow but a solid pin. Please help me I am unease right now in my mind.
I hope you will answer me.
I was on a blood draw. Before me there were a woman, who, i think, is HIV positive, becasue she seems too slim and weak. I didn't see that the needle was new or old. What if the needle was old and re-used? Can I get HIV by this way from the woman before me. if she is HIV positive?
I've on here that superficial cuts are not a risk for HIV since it does not provide direct access to the bloodstream. I was wondering, would a superficial cut made by a needle that had of HIV-blood on it be a risk for HIV? Or would this still not be a risk since the cut was superficial?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Please I really need your help.. but before I just want to tell you that I have a major anxiety disorder and OCD and im on medicine for that.. (I am gay but im not out yet, and I have a major phobia of homosexuality and hiv).
I want to ask you I went to a gay sauna last night (place is very dirty and lots of drugs), I didn’t do anything with anyone. But while I was walking around it was very dark and you can bearly see, I felt a prick or pinch in my finger, could it be a needle that contains hiv blood in it ? this is so weird I know but I did feel something .
I read that hiv lives in the barrel(syringe) or if the needle is detached or broken it can live inside the needle itself. I could not see if there was blood or not since it was very dark. But the pinch was not very painful like I did not jump but I felt something in my finger. Is this possible ? or if you get pricked by a needle you should definitely feel it ?
Please please give me some help, should I go to the ER ? ask for PEP to be safe ?
Thanks for all your help I need it, and my doctor (psychiatrist ) is out of town for now and im very scared.
I have checked so many posts on your site. in some answers, it has been said that piercing pose hiv risk/transmission and in some other answers, it is said that piercing does not pose hiv risk.
Could you please confirm it whether piercing ( nose piercing with a plain needle i do not know whether clean or not) pose hiv infection?? is blood test required in this case?
I am confused. Please help
I GOT a non bored needle prick of a hiv +ve person in hospital , but hardly some blood oozed out my thumb......whats chance of getting infected....please help..
Dear sir i want to know before 3 month i went to the lab for cbc testing and i found that lab technician is not changed needle to taking my blood is that any possibility to spread hiv.
Kindly please suggest me
Thank you sir