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24 Jan 2006

Needlestick
Hi Doc,

How deep must a needle penetrate the skin in order for it to transmit HIV if it is contaminated? Will the severity of the pain be an indication of how deep the needle penetration is and the possible transmission?

Many, many thanks
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HIV Counsellor

01 Jan 0001

The important thing is that it reaches the bloodstream. Pain is not necessarily any indication of that.
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