My brother is drug user.He has a bad habbit of taking drugs with other friends and leaving the used needle here and there.Last week I stepped the used needle and it got pricked and made me bled.Now I am thinking about the HIV risk..
No this is not similar to injecting infected blood into your body. A needle prick is not going to go very deep and it is not going to go directly into a vein/artery where it can then be transfused throughout the whole body. This is what happens when you inject infected blood into the bloodstream- as drug users would be at risk for.
You had no risk, I assure you. And please advise your brother to not leave his needles/drug works laying around as they pose a danger of injury to others.
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