Thinking your brother purposely poked you with a needle is irrational thinking. Not to mention, you really couldn't get infected that way anyway. Are you diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, perhaps OCD? I would recommend seeking out professional help.
I know it's irrational, but I still can't shake the fears I'm having. I wonder if I should get tested? That would definitely put my mind at ease. I just didn't know where a red hole in my thumb could possibly come from? I have eczema, but I don't think that had anything to do with it. I'm just worried because I really don't trust my brother, and I don't know if he would be the type of person to do something like this.
It is surely strange that I didn't have this hole in my skin on my thumb one day, and then another day, I just notice it in the morning.
You couldn't get HIV that way, even if he DID poke you with a needle. A tiny red dot isn't a sufficient enough break in the skin to allow for transmission. If you feel a test will ease your mind, then do so, but then believe your results and put it behind you.
Yes I signed up for an HIV RNA test online and will go get blood drawn tomorrow. I just don't trust my brother and he is mentally ill so I don't know what to expect. But I will definitely trust the test if it comes back negative, I heard the HIV RNA test is one of the most accurate for early detection, and it has been 16 days since the possible "exposure."
While I don't think I would get HIV if my brother merely poked me with a needle, I could get it if he *injected* me with blood drawn from one of his veins.
While I personally think the thumb is an unlikely place to inject someone with HIV+ blood, you never can tell with my brother.
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