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Author Topic: So Confused :(  (Read 1114 times)

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Offline Mason

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So Confused :(
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:35:32 AM »
Hi , I read ur responds on this website and want to ask something . hope u guys answer me :
" Why u guys said that if someone was poked / stabbed by hiv needle ( i means needles and syringes that drug users use ) , they still have low/ no risk ? Because I read in some sources , Hiv transmit through  needles and a lot of health care workers have HIV because of needle stick  :(" . I ask this question because I think Someone stabbed hiv needle on me in the street  . U know , there are many crazy people out there  :-\

Offline RapidRod

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Re: So Confused :(
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 07:47:51 AM »
Infusion has to take place and just by getting pricked, scratched or poked doesn't transmit HIV.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: So Confused :(
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 09:20:51 AM »
Your anxiety is based on a "what if." You have no basis in HIV science to seriously consider you have had a risk.

Period.

Get on with your life and stop this unnecessary drama.
Andy Velez

Offline Mason

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Re: So Confused :(
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 11:18:29 PM »
No it isnot . I think I definitely was stabbed by needle . everything happened logically I just asked seriously that is it true that you guys said it is low risk for hiv stabbed . So why health care workers and police have hiv by needle stabbed . I'm so panic now . And i'm afraid of testing also . I'm afraid that I have HIV . DOn't laugh . :-[

Offline Ann

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Re: So Confused :(
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 11:52:46 PM »
Mason,

Healthcare workers are not being infected by people who randomly stab them with needles in the street. Neither are police. In fact, the amount of healthcare workers who have been infected through a needle stab is quite small. I've never heard of a member of the police who has been infected this way.

What you're worried about is an urban myth.

When hiv is transmitted between two people who have shared a needle for recreational purposes, the needle is shared almost immediately and the infected blood remaining in the needle is injected directly into the bloodstream of the second person. There is NO WAY you can compare that to being jabbed indiscriminately by a stranger in the street.

If you insist on using this website to further speculate on this urban myth, you will be quickly timed out. Please consider yourself warned. If you read the Welcome thread before posting like you should have, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Ann
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