Today I went to a furniture shop to buy a second hand Sofa. In the shop I came across a sofa with cushons, when trying to pick the cushon I was sharply pricked by a paper pin used to keep the cushon cover intact. I was wondering if that pin was dirty and may also have pricked someone else who might be HIV Positive (such as staff in shop or a customer).
Can someone please tell me that:
How long does HIV survives on an object like a "paper pin"? and is there a risk involved in this incident, can I be infected in this manner?
ZERO and No risk are the same thing...
You where not at risk, HIV doesnt survive long when exposed to air
This is why a syringes there is a risk as its in a sealed container where air cant touch it, A pin is exposed to air...
The only way there could be a risk is that if you saw someone ***** themselevs with it and then you instanly priked yourself... (Within like 10-30 seconds)
First off HIV is NOT alive. It cannot stay active outside it's host when exposed to temp change, or ph change and it cannot be transmitted via a non-hollow core needle or any other environmental surface or article.
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