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hiv in a syringe
Hello and please don't mock me for asking this question.

I have read on this forum that being poked by a syringe is not enough that actual injecting needs to take place right?

what i wanted to know then was if there is a needle syringe lying around which has been used in the past has been used but it was pushed into your arm - syringe being pushed down would this be a risk? i have to state the needle has been there for about a year? I am asking this on behalf of my ,mate who is extremlely nervous but has difficulty reading and writing.

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sorry also forgot to ask how long can blood survive in a syringe? if it has been injected? thanks
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poked is different from injecting. Injecting means that the needle and whatever is inside it has penetrated into your bloodstream.

I highly doubt that it was a risk. While there have been studies that HIV can live for minutes, years would have killed off the fragile virus.
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thank you kannion 1989 anyone else opinions would really be appreciated thank you
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If he doesn't share needles for drug use or work in a medical care setting then he has no risk for HIV
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thanks, but i think maybe the question has been interpreted

i guess logically my friend was struck with a needle where the syringe was pushed into him,
i am assuming its like injecting, my question was that that needle we believe had been there for a 8 months or so my question was also if there was blood etc in it would the virus had died ?
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1519393 tn?1306805708
...when injecting drugs, blood is mixed...there was most likely nothing in the syringe or whatever was in there, was unactive and unable to infect your mate
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Thanks guys, a comment or answer from teak would really give me some clarification?
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