Anonymous
I am really looking for help and some advice . 

Today before 2 hours i was walking with friends inside the town in where a lot of people walk and spending thier time there . While we were walking I felt pain in my foot it's was really hurt I looked down and I saw a needle that separated from the syringe (just the needle ) that needle its bigger than insulin needle i took off my flat shoes and i saw blood I went to my house and i wash it . It really still hurts and I feel I can't walk . 

My friend told me there might be risk of hiv , hbv and hcv . I am really scared and I feel I can't think every thing turned to dark . 

Guys please suggest me what to do ..!? 

I have a pregnant wife I don't wanna hurt her . I don't wanna hurt my wife and give her something. 

Do I really have risk of hiv !? 
What is my risk !? 
Is there anything to do !? 

Here is the same photo of that needle

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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline forum,

It sounds like you are distressed about having acquired HIV after stepping on a needle while walking. I hope I am able to alleviate some discomfort you are having by providing you with some information on HIV transmission.


I am only able to provide you with information about HIV transmission. You can check out
You are at no risk for HIV because the needle was separated from the syringe. If there was any HIV positive fluids in the syringe they would have been exposed to air, and after the virus is exposed to air it is no longer able to transmit.
Also, In order for one to acquire HIV the virus must directly enter the bloodstream (via severe wounds that require medical attention, the urethra and anus...).

This is a helpful chart that describes the transmission of HIV:

BODY FLUID
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ACTIVITY
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DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
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• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection  
If you still feel pain in your foot, I suggest talking to your doctor about it.

I hope you feel some comfort from my reply. If you have further questions and are living in the BC area, feel free to give our helpline a call. Also our website has much more information on HIV transmission.

Jasmine

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Online Volunteer

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