I was stabbed by my friend using a needle he was ignorant, I was afraid that the needle contained HIV I asked only I had just been stabbed, and there was no blood on the needle. Should I be worried?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. HIV is indeed a disease condition that is feared by many people. Not only can this virus damage the immune system and make sufferers more susceptible to disease at a heavier level and more difficult to cure, there is no cure for this disease either. So that by knowing how HIV is transmitted, we can find out how to avoid it.
So, HIV can be transmitted through blood, breast milk, semen, sperm and vaginal fluids. And all activities that involve mixing fluids that have been contaminated with the HIV virus in your body, will make you potentially infected with HIV. For example, having unprotected sex, sharing needles and blood transfusions.
We understand what you're worried about here is sharing the syringe. But what you need to know next is that the syringe in question is a syringe that still has blood on it, and the age of the HIV virus outside the body is not long, only a few minutes. If it's more than that and the virus is still outside, it will die.
So in your case, what needs to be understood is that it is not the needle that transmits HIV, but blood or the virus that sticks to the needle. So if you are pricked by a pin, which is generally not until the needle has entered the body, and the needle itself was dry, and the needle has only been used to poke you in the last few days, it can be said that you are unlikely to get HIV. .
Hopefully by knowing how HIV is transmitted, you can better fortify yourself from the disease. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa