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How To Treat Accidental Scarping Of Gum Causing Bleeding?

Hi, i used a needle to pick my teeth and later realised i didnt know where it came from, also it scraped my gum and when i looked at the needle, it had a tiny bit of my blood on it, if the needle had HIV, would i be able to contract the virus this way? Seen as i didnt inject deeply and the needle looked clean, ( the needle didnt have a syringe attached to it ) it was a hollow needle nurses use when doing home visits to collect blood. ( My mother is diabetic) Thankyou for your time
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
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I think we should ask first family to whom belongs the needle and if it is used by them . Diabetes is a disease that is not transmitted through the blood . a way in which the disease is transmitted use of the same needle , and therefore nowadays are disposable needles . should be careful when using needles and have to throw down after the use . if the needle has been used previously by a person infected with HIV then it becomes a source of infection for other people .
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How To Treat Accidental Scarping Of Gum Causing Bleeding?

I think we should ask first family to whom belongs the needle and if it is used by them . Diabetes is a disease that is not transmitted through the blood . a way in which the disease is transmitted use of the same needle , and therefore nowadays are disposable needles . should be careful when using needles and have to throw down after the use . if the needle has been used previously by a person infected with HIV then it becomes a source of infection for other people .