Anonymous
Hello helpline. I want to share something that happened with me and I want some advice. I was in the subway platform and I was bending down to get smtging and someone walked by me and I felt a poke on my behind. And I'm anxious it was a needle but I looked up And I didn't see any needles.
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for HIV related information.

It is true that needles can carry HIV if an HIV positive person used it before you and their blood was still in the barrel (the airtight part of the needle, which is the only place for HIV to exist). However, based on your information, we cannot even confirm that this needle (if there was a needle at all) was carrying blood. Therefore, I recommend that you talk to your medical professional about this incident and discuss whether or not testing is necessary.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us again via forum post or phone. Our confidential phone number is 604-696-4666, and we are here from 10 am-4 pm PST.

In good health,

Tiina

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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