This isn't an absolutely no-risk case, like protected sex that so many people write in about, but it is a near-zero risk from what you describe. The link below is from the Columbia University Med School's question and answer forum, Go Ask Alice.
I call out this sentence:
" Of those 2 percent of needlestick injuries where HIV-infected blood is known to be present, the chance of HIV transmission is estimated to be between 0.3 and 0.45 percent."
0.45 percent is 4.5 in 1000, approximately the same as getting HIV from a single unprotected vaginal encounter. If you read the Dr.'s boards, you'll see they typically don't consider that type of risk even worth testing, except to ease your mind.
I don't know when this happened or how long after you were tested, but know that a test 3 months after the needle stick will give you conclusive proof you were not infected. In the meantime, the odds are so low from this incident, it is not worth losig sleep over- trust your Dr. and your results.
HIV can be transmitted due to sharing needles, this is because the blood interact. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HIV (note that HIV isn't the same as AIDS) but treatment for this virus is really advanced. There are medications that permit people live a completely normal life with HIV without developing AIDS. I hope everything is ok, post your results.
Personally, I think you didn't involve in high risk. This virus is very fragile and die easily at normal temperature. There is a chance the virus die in the way before it stuck on you. I will have you in my prayers.
Best wishes :)
You are not getting an AIDS test, it's and HIV test and what did the doctor say?
There are medications that permit people live a completely normal life with HIV? You have got to be kidding.
There are medications that controls the viral load on a person, supporting your immune system. As an expert on this topic, you should know that.
I understand that Teak and I'm sorry if I offended you. You know my status (my anxiety and my risk exposure), I just asked my doctor the same question and what I said was his answer. We really appreciate what you do for all of us in this forum.
You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV.
That incident occur a day before yesterday i.e. the syringe got stuck in my hand .i have my blood test today i.e. November 5, 2010 itself and doctors aren't sure whether i got AIDS or not they said i have to wait for the results and they prescribed me certain medicines nad thanks for the help...
the doctors test my blood today and they are not looking quite sure about that matter all that they told me is that this is not a good thing that happen to me ....
the blood that came out was through my hand when the syringe got stuck in my hand and it was not the blood of patient that came out and in the injection there was blood of that infected patient that was withdrawal merely10 seconds ago...
sorry i am feeling bit terrified now that's why i am making things clear
You never had a risk of contracting HIV.
Teak, DOCTORS aren't sure of the risk... Why are you so sure?
I'm asking about this post. Why Teak is so sure that he never had a risk if even his doctors don't know if he is infected?
I just don't like wrong information.
I'm posting CDC information.
So, you mean CDC is incorrect in everything? That is the US Government... probably they have the best doctors.