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I am 20ys old.some one pricked with needle on my wrist,can i get hiv infection? ?


I am 20ys old.some one pricked with needle on my wrist,can i get hiv infection? ?

Dont bother about what people around u are saying. U will not get AIDS just by a prick. The virus dies within seconds in coming in contact with the outer atmosphere. Unless and until it was 1st injected into the diseased person's body and the same blood being injected into you. Just by a prick without any exchange of bodily fluid its immpossible to get the infection. The story about cinima halls and blah blah blah is just Fake. But if u feel that it was nt a prick and an actual injection then yes get urself tested. But im 99.9% sure it isnt. Some half minded freak wud just want to scare u.

To Banana Gun:

* HIV (virus) requires *ONLY* *Blood or Semen* as medium to transmit from one body to another.

* HIV *can not* transmit even through *Saliva*(mucous) i.e . even if HIV-infected patient coughs or smooches and another person is exposed to his sputum (cough) or saliva, the virus still can not transmit because concentration of virus particles in sputum is almost NIL & exposure to air anyway kills virus in fraction of seconds.

* In case an HIV-infected person gets an injury (like the cut in below mentioned story) and he is bleeding, the virus can transmit to another person only if another person has a cut/wound in his body & that too when blood from both person comes in contact with each other* (this is also very very rare unless bleeding is very high) and not otherwise.

* HIV can *never survive in any other liquid * medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake ... never in Pani Puri wala pani)

* Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood (or semen) of someone (ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive in the acidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically not possible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burn your own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).


* Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus*( hence story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virus dies*and can not infect anyone else

* HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e.entrance of virus in one's body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*.

* An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to a condition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in the Pani Puri story)

* It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human* .....the virus attacks immune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) and hence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowly diminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be as simple as TB

* Most importantly, HIV is no longer a dreadful disease ... it is "*CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE*" just like Diabetes or Hypertension.

* If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV is Unsafe sex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) /Blood donation (use sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident *or so where amount of bleeding is very high.

i dont think so. even though we are receiving messages in some cities cinema halls and busy places such type of activities are goin on it is highly difficult to say yes you have any infection. It may be happened acccidentally [ general pricking with normal needle]. Dont get panic. Or it may be a false propaganda by some people that pricking with hiv infected needles are going on like etc. for clarification just have a test after some peiod apprx.3 months. you will be releived.

hey, first off, just because you got pricked, doesn't mean you already have an infection! answer these questions first:

1. was the needle used before you were pricked with it?
2. if yes, was the one who first used it have hiv?

don't be too paranoid. even if hiv is a serious issue, you shouldn't stress your head out too much if you're not at least 10% sure you have it.

TO "LISA": what you said is double baloney. you CAN get hiv OR aids by a single needle prick that was used by another hiv patient.

Depends on what needle was used to do it. If it was a single disposable syringe then chances are you are safe. But if not, then probably you need to visit a doc at th earliest.
Try the large hospitals, their privacy policies are good and you will know for sure. all the best.

yes you can but there are a lot of variables. if you are worried about this contact an AIDS/HIV or equivalent clinic and get tested.

i know it is a worrisome thing. Better to consult a doctor. Initially a general physician. They know things better.

Yes you can.

may be not if you take proper care

yes....

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