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Hiv from needle exposure

I was at a rather large house party a few months back. There was tons of drinking and I didn't know most of the people there. My problem is that at one point in the night I had taken my shoes off. I was walking in one of the bed rooms and felt something sharp stab my foot. It was a needle. Possibly a drug needle. I don't know it was on the ground and I don't know for how long. There was a tiny puncture on the bottom of my foot with a small pin hole of blood. Around three weeks after I got a sore throat and rash on my chest. Also, got body aches.

Should I be worried about hiv exposure? Do I need to test?
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No and no.
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Why wouldn't this have been a risk? I heard hiv can live up to seven days plus in a needle.
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It drew a tiny amount of blood
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You didn't infuse anything into your blood stream. HIV isn't transmitted by little sticks.
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So there is no possibility what so ever of even the slight amount of infection? We are 110% sure even if there was a small amount of infected blood on the needle.
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Not an HIV concern.
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Thanks teak
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Last question. Just ensuring. Nothing could have been injected when I stepped down on it with all my weight. Plus high viral load possibility.
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No.
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