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    ossie90 posted:
    Hi I'm having another episode of anxiety. as I was walking down my street I felt pressure on my foot. My mind started thinking what if it was an used needle with HIV fluid on it. I checked my foot once I got home and can't see anything because I have dry skin on my foot. I do see darker spots but can tell if its just bruises or from something else. I wear vans. Also, I walked past a bush and got scraped. I started to think what if a needle was in the bush and it scraped me. I looked at my arm didn't see anything but its hard to tell since I have scars/marks on my arms. If there were needles with HIV fluid with both situations am I at risk? Should I get tested. I'm really worried.
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    georgiagail responded:
    For heavens sake, neither of these scenarios showed the presence of any needles and certainly not any needles that contained HIV positive fluid. Your imagination is running away with you.

    Do you need to get tested? No.

    Gail


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