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Getting pricked by HIV needle?
An_256818 posted:
I went to a concert 2 weekends ago, I felt a poke/prick on my arm and I am a very nervous person so I was worried that it was an HIV infected needle. The morning after the concert I had a sore throat. I went on medication for strep throat and the sore throat went away. Also, 7ish of my friends who went to the concert were sick at the same time I was. One girl had mono and the other had influenza B. Now a week later (yesterday I spent time with the girl who had the flu) I have a fever and a headache. Do you think this poke could have been an infected needle? I went to the Dr. and got tested for influenza b and mono and it was negative (though these tests are sometimes inaccurate). When I felt the prick on my arm I did not see anyone nor was there a needle stuck in my arm but could a quick prick be able to transfer the virus? I am freaking out.
georgiagail responded:
"Do you think this poke could have been an infected needle"?

No. I suspect this was nothing more than a poke on your arm and being a nervous person you are now overly worried this was a needle stick from an HIV positive person.

Stop freaking out and worrying about all of this.

ak2876 replied to georgiagail's response:
thank you for replying. do you think this is just a coincidence that the fever and other symptoms came a week and a half after?
georgiagail replied to ak2876's response:
No. You went to a crowded concert and 7 of your friends who went also got sick. They weren't all stuck by someone running around with HIV filled needles. Someone caught a "bug" from the crowd at the place and they are passing it around to you and you caught it. (and the bug is NOT HIV).


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