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« on: March 23, 2021, 04:14:47 am »
I've never been to an acupuncturist, but because of persistent neck pain, I decided to go. So, last month I had almost the same situation, one of the needles that were on the floor and scratched me a little bit on my foot. And I was afraid a little bit of having HIV but I think there are no reasons to worry.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 04:25:10 am by Jim Allen »

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 04:24:39 am »
Hiya,

I moved your post here into its own thread. As a rule, you should not be posting in other peoples threads.

What you posted is no HIV risk whatsoever, relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 04:19:02 pm »
Thanks a lot, I did an HIV test and my result is negative. But, anyway, I think I will probably not visit anymore an acupuncturist. My friend advised me to go to a chiropractor for my neck and back pain.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 05:43:05 am »
I hope your back pain gets better soon.
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