Hello I am a tattoo artist and was working on a family members tattoo. When I was poked by a single needle. Right after I was poked I amedately ran to the sink took off the rubber glove a squeezed my finger tightly and pushed blood out the tiny hole and rinsed it and kept that up for a minute then soaked it in peroxide and finishing it with rubbing alcohol.After this had happen he denied any diseases except having diabetes.
This was in december 2011 mean while i have been having kidney stones and stomach problem and have had series of blood work about 7 to 10 tests and assumed i was ok since the doctors havent said anything about any blood diseases or HIV.
And Now I just found out that the person I poked my finger with tattoo needle may have HIV because he has SSI paper work and it says his complaints for SSI was Bypolar syndrome Diabetes eye problems and HIV positive.
He now denies having HIV and is a Alcoholic and lies alot claims he may have lied to nurses about having HIV
I just cant trust it.
It has now been 6 months and im so panic attacks and anxiety out i cant sleep nothing eat much so scarred.
SO is it possible to contract HIV from a single needle poke after all i did? Please Help me!