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Needle got pricked

Hi All,
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..

Please help me..
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you were never under risk. H.I.V. survival rate is weak when exposed to environmental factors. No need for testing. you are fine.
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Just being pricked isn't going to put you at risk for HIV. HCV is your concern and you'll need to post those questions in the proper forum.
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but I am scared about the needle..If I got immediately after their use,then there will be some chance of infection right ?
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Thanks for your quick reply.

But as I told before, anyway the infected needle and the blood on it can infect right ?
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No that is not right.
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Thank god!!
got some relief..

Just answer last question then I can be sure..When you are saying that infected needle will not infect other,is there any reason for that ?
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You have to inject fluids into your body.
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thanks ..

But anyway the blood on needle will go into body while poking...that is it is more or less similar to injection..right ?
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But anyway the blood on needle will go into body while poking...that is it is more or less similar to injection..right ?
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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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K thanks..
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You're welcome! Please don't be worried anymore!
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Hi Teak,

Just wanted to ask if there is no risk from needle pick then why there are infections in occupational settings ? there are same situation..
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Hi Teak,

Just wanted to ask if there is no risk from needle pick then why there are infections in occupational settings ? there are same situation..
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In occupational exposures infusion takes place.
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Same thing happens for needle poke also..?
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NO. Did you take the syringe and push it's contents into your body?
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No..But when needle gets pricked, the blood with the needle gets injected ,...that is similar to blood injection..
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No it doesn't.

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