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
appreciate the great work you do here and are very knowledgeable in terms of hiv and that is why i want to ask a question which has always bothered me but never bother asking as i felt it would have been thought of as a stupid question.
I know this rarely happens but again it has happened i believe in New Jersey last October 2015 and recently few days ago in a different state where they are suspected of using used needles for vaccination or for needle injecting equipment. And dozens of people are being tested for blood borne infections.
I went for a hiv blood test and i was not sure if the needle used was brand new, it was placed into vacutainer i was poked in vein for blood and a sucking tube was then attached to pull my blood. If in the rare case the needle was used to draw blood from a HIV positive patient before me.
A) I know needles are suppose to be one time but if someone wants to reuse it they can even in 2016 ?
B) And i had a interesting scenario after my blood was drawn. the person who drawn my blood don't work their anymore and he did not send my blood samples to the lab. When i called for my results after 4 days they said it was not sent, so they said they will resend it. So my other worry is blood being spoiled for so long. It was approximately left unattended for 7 days. And got my results after within aprox max 9 days after my blood was drawn.
So how long does the blood stay good ? And if the blood was spoiled the lab would have notified the clinic for a new sample right ?
1. Can i get infected?
2. Even if there was hiv blood in the needle hollow it would not have gotten into my blood stream due to my blood being pulled rather then a fluid being injected into my veins?
3. Would blood if left in the hollow part of needle and i was then injected to draw blood would automatically stream down into my bood stream or does it stay tightly in the hollow part until pushed out with a fluid?
4. If there was HIV blood in the hollow part of the needle and my blood was drawn and it got sucked into the blood collection tube along with my blood which was hiv negative, during lab testing would the test be reactive?
5. What happens when HIV negative blood is mixed with another persons hiv positive blood and the then the sample tested?
6. How accurate is HIV lab test for Ag/Ab after 6months.
I am from India. Recently I had contacted Flu and went to a local clinic. The nurse gave me flu shot vaccine/injection and ever since then i am surrounded with this fear whether he might have given me injection with an used needle or syringe as i noticed that the clinic was not clean and several needles were lying there. I did not notice the nurse tearing a fresh needle to give me medicine. So i would like to know if in case the nurse used a dirty needle on me what are the chances of me acquiring HIV? I am going mad since that day as i feel that in a third world country like India, it is possible for nurses to used dirty needles on patients. Please help as i have read that such incidents may transmit hiv. What if he used a dirty syringe or a needle previously used on a hiv+ patient to draw blood or to give vaccine. Has anyone till date been infected by such a way? I am in deep fear/anxiety as i simply cannot put this thought behind my mind ever since that day. I understand that flu shot is given intramuscular but still the needle penetrates the flesh and is exposed to blood inside. What if there was blood inside the syringe mixed with flu vaccine medicine? The nurse injected the flu shot needle on my waist muscle and it hurt a bit. So I am very worried. I am expecting a thorough explanation for my situation as I really do not want to come up again and again asking clarification so I want someone to give me full explanation about my case whether I should be worried or not and do i need to test for hiv. I know that you will say this is not possible that a nurse will not use a dirty needle or a syringe. but still if this actually happened what are my risk?
Yesterday I got on the bus and sat on chair. I felt a pain like needle prick. If this was a needle prick, will this cause infection?
Couple of three days ago my friend was cleaning his some sort of micro cigar and I was listening my music while my friend try to joke me about the needle prick when his say hey when I look in my hand there was a syringe on my hand and I was shock but but there's a cap
But there is no sign of blood I ask my friend if he prick himself with the syringe and he said the needle was clean he use only for mixing any flavors from his micro cigar I keep observing my hand if there's any damage or prick and I wash my hand using alcohol only but there is no damage and small pain so in my situation is there any chances I get a low risk pls clear my mind I'm starting to get scared
i am working in the blood bank i had prick on my thumb from needle after collection is over it just pricks the upper layer of the skin not so deep inside the thumb is it any risk of getting of hiv