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10 Jan 2006

hiv
hi, Just wondering what is the possibility of hiv being spread from an accidental prick from a disgarded syringe. Does the needle need to penetrate the skin enough for you to bleed? o is a prick enough? Does the fluid inside the syring actually need to be injected? or again is a prick enough to do it? please answer my questions as i am concerned.
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HIV Counsellor

01 Jan 0001

Hi!

Pricking yourself with a recently discarded syringe is a cause for concern. Nurses usually have protocols in place whereby they go on ARV's after needlestick incidents to prevent HIV infection. Please test after two months.

Keep strong!
Laurent
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