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Can i get infected with AIDS by accidental pricking of pin?

i got pricked by pin. It was intentionally setted by a prankster through the sea of my bike.It didn t went in my bottom because i felt it through my pants.It went straight through my finger, but the partof my finger that has less sensitivity.Can i catch aids?
Thu, 27 Mar 2014
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Hello dear,

Chances of getting infected with AIDS are minimal with pin injury as transmission requires blood to come in contact.
Even if there is contact with blood, dry blood is not infective.
However if it was a rusted pin, chances of tetanus is there, so I advise you not to worry and get a tetanus toxoid injection.

Wishing you Good Health.
Take care.
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