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Offline Curls

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2007, 07:03:14 PM »
Guys:

I can't find a thread where a person is pricked by an intravenous needle found on the street/the ground/not in a healthcare setting.  I'm REALLY WORRIED that blood from the needle/syringe/IV drug user needle came into contact with me.  Please help. 

Curls

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2007, 07:06:22 PM »
You dont even know if you came in contact with a NEEDLE much less if it had blood in it and even less if it had HIV+ blood in it. 

Please seek the help of a mental health professional.  You are WELL on the way to a timeout.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2007, 09:33:15 AM »
Curls,

You KICKED something on the street - I presume you are in the habit of wearing shoes? Guess what mate, shoes are worn to protect your feet. There is no way a needle would penetrate your shoes and besides, this type of needle stick transmission scenario is nothing more than urban legend. You didn't have a risk.

If you continue to come here with these fanciful environmental transmission ideas, I will have no choice but to give you a time out to encourage you to seek the professional help you need with your anxieties. We can't help you with that here.

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Offline Curls

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2007, 11:53:03 AM »
Of course I wasn't worried about the parts of my feet protected by my shoes - I have been worrying about the unprotected, uncovered portion of my feet.  Still, if transmission from a needle on the street to or through a persons' skin does not exist, I'm at ease.

Thank you all and I'm sorry for being a bother. 
« Last Edit: March 27, 2007, 11:54:56 AM by Curls »

Offline Curls

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needle stick exposure
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2007, 01:37:52 PM »
Hey guys.  I'm going to have a heart attack.  I looked down at my foot this morning and noticed that I had been bleeding (the blood was dry).  Something had pricked me, as the opening was a small dot.  I'm so scared that a needle/syringe poked me, causing me to bleed, leading to HIV transmission.  I went to a very sketchy club on Friday night and am really worried that it happened there.  Please help me!  I'm losing it!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2007, 01:56:37 PM »
See a mental health professional. You were never at risk.

Offline Curls

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2007, 05:31:01 PM »
I don't understand how this did not put me at risk.  I was definitely pricked by something and I definitely bled.  The diameter of the wound is about 20 mm, which makes me think it was a needle/syringe.

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Re: just a scratch?
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2007, 05:37:13 PM »
If you continue to come here with these fanciful environmental transmission ideas, I will have no choice but to give you a time out to encourage you to seek the professional help you need with your anxieties. We can't help you with that here.

Curls,

Do you even bother to read the responses you're getting? If not you should, especially the one I've quoted above from Ann.

It's high time you saw a mental health professional.

MtD

 


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