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Just a question about Needle and Pricks

i just want to know that in order to pose a risk for hiv ,is a needle prick enough (i am talking abt a normal needle which is used in syringes) or there has to be some injection in order to pose a risk?
Also if it is just a needle and not a syringe then is there a risk for hiv? like if i have been poked by a needle and it had been used by a hiv positive person with possible blood on the tip and it pricked me then am i at risk?or does something have to be injected in me to pose a risk?wont i feel a good amount of pain if something pricks me or will i just be in doubt that may be something pricked me?

thank u for your time.

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1519393 tn?1306805708
Sharing Needles for drug use is a risk for HIV

Sewing Needles are No Risk for HIV

There has never been a reported case of one getting HIV from a needle stick/prick injury outside of a medical setting...
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If a needle is poked into a vein(for less than 5 secs), but no injection occurs, is there a risk?
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1519393 tn?1306805708
What are you poking needles in your vein for?
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You need to be more accurate with your story.What exactly are you trying to say.What exposure do you think you had?
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186166 tn?1385262982
a sewing needle has no "hole".  blood would be on the surface of the needle - exposed to air - and inactive and unable to infect.

a needle from a syringe is a hollow bore and blood can be trapped.  this blood would then need to be injected into the bloodstream.
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you mean to say that until the blood is NOT INJECTED inside the body then there is no risk with just a poke/prick?
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NO RISK.
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thanks teak n everyone for ur time,
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