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Should i worry?

This may seem like a stupid question, but i have a concern. Last week, i was in a store, and while i was waiting, i sat down on a chair. My hand wandered to the crack in the side of the chair, and then my finger was pricked by a piece of glass or sharp plastic. It drew a little blood from my fingertip. I don't know how long it had been there(it was covered in dust, though), and i did not look to see if there was any blood on it. I read that HIV can last up to 7 days in the environement, and i have been feeling very tired recently... could i have contracted the virus? Should i think about getting tested? Thanks for any responses!
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hiv is not transmitted through environmental surfaces or inanimate objects.

you had NO risk
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Thank you for the reassurance! I had read that as well, but then on another site i had read that broken glass could be very dangerous in regards of HIV if someone had bled on it. Ah well, i am a natural worry-wart....
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I hate to disturb any of you again, but my worry flared up again- all of today, my throat hurt, and i think it may have been swollen glands, which i read could be a symptom. I did some further online checking, and at several places on the web, it stated that any type of puncture wound which drew blood was potentially dangerous.
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Fear is not fact as you were already advised you never had an exposure.
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