I sent a question in recently but noticed it was not answered and I was hoping someone could please answer my question. I am worried about a bottle of lubricant I have that I am scared someone contaminated. I am worried that someone may have used a needle that is used for injecting (filled it up with bodily fluids, blood or sperm) and injected into my lubricant bottle. Then when I had sex my boyfriend used some lube and placed it on his penis and then in my vagina and I am worried that if someone did contaminate my lubricant by injecting bodily fluids in it, could hiv live in the bottle of lubricant and then infect me the way that I described? The person that I am worried about used to be a drug user and alcoholic and they were at my house as a guest and now I am worried for some reason that they went into my room and found my lubricant and injected something into it. I don't know why I am thinking like that probably because I am being irrational but I was wondering if that is a way of transmission and if this is something I need to be worried about? I am also worried that they touched my insulin needles that I use to inject insulin in my cat and am worried they did something to them. I accidentally poked myself prior to injecting insulin into my cat with one of my (new needles) that I am worried what if this person contaminated my needles.. They do have access to needles because they use them on their own diabetic cat and of course they were a drug user. Anyway do I need to be worried now about hiv or am I sounding irrational? Please tell me the truth. Can you catch hiv in any of the scenarios I asked and do you think I need to throw away the bottle of lube now and should not use it? Keep in mind this person as far as I know did not go into my room and opening up drawers to find this bottle of lube that I know of but for some reason my mind is worried that they did this. Please let me know if I am at risk? Can hiv live in bottles of lube that have a cap? Do you think I need to be worried that they found my cats insulin needles and started poking themselves with them or injecting bodily fluids into them with the hope that I accidentally poke myself or do I sound really irrational? I never saw them going through any of my stuff including touching my cats insulin needles that I actually hid because I knew they were coming over and I just forgot to hide the lube bottle but that was away in my room in a drawer but I did not see them or anyone go upstairs. Please answer me as soon as possible! Am I at risk, should I throw away my lube, do you think my cats insulin needles are contaminated? Sorry for the questions I am really stressed out.
I was doing a glucose blood test and after I finished with the procedure I went to take out the little needle that was in the pen device and I accidentally stuck myself I did not bleed and I was wear gloves. I am unaware of this person has HIV or anything else blood related that is transmittable. Am I at risk? Should I go and get tested?
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