Anonymous
i have a fear that some one pricked me a needle.........but i did't feel any pain but due to OCD it is happening
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question.

It seems you are concerned that you might have contracted HIV from a needle prick although you never felt it. We are glad to provide some information.

We are confident that if there was any skin puncture from a needle you would have felt it and would have seen the mark. However since you are not sure here is some information to help you. When HIV is exposed to air it does not transmit. The only time that HIV can be transmitted by needles is when people are sharing needles. A random puncture from a needle is not considered as a risk for HIV infection.

At Aids Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. This means getting tested once or twice a year. This will set your mind at rest. You can use [CATIE](http://www.avert.org/hiv-testing) to locate HIV testing sites in Canada or [Aids Map e-atlas](https://aso411.ca/) if you are outside Canada. Our Helpline Online forum has got some postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have further questions feel free to contact us again

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline

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