Anonymous
Hi Team,

One month ago, when I was taking an injection for Vitamin B, I am not sure whether the Nurse has changed the injection or not. I checked the weight the previous day.

Now exactly a month later, I got rashes near my stomach and chest. Also I have reduced the weight of 3 kgs unintentionally. When I went to a Doctor regarding the rashes, he told me that it is some viral infection. Now I really worried that this rash is due to HIV as that Nurse might not changed the injection a month ago. I never had this kind of rash on my body.

a. What are the chances of acquiring HIV from injections?
b. Can people reduce weight of 3 kgs with in first month of HIV?
c. Is this rash related to HIV?
d. Do I need to go for HIV testing?
e. Am I at risk of HIV?

Iam very very tensed. Please reply me.

Thanks in Advance,
Very Tensed.....
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you are concerned that you might have contracted HIV from an injection administered at a clinic. We are glad to provide some information.

It is usual practice at clinics that nurses will open a needle pack in front of the patient so that they know it is a new one. It is very unusual for clinics to re-use needles as this is against all health practices. We do not think there is any risk of HIV infection from that activity.

We do not determine the HIV infection of an individual using symptoms as some similar symptoms can be caused by other viral infections that are not related to HIV. The only way to determine HIV status is getting tested. From the information you have provided we do not think you need to be tested. However if the symptoms persist then seek some help from your doctor.

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

In health

Lawrence

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

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