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I had an acupuncture, what is the risk to have HIV ?

Hi i did acupuncture 4 weeks ago and now i am really worried about hiv . i have a red throat but no pain or worried should i be? I am 33 year sold /male
Asked On : Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Acupuncture is not known to commonly spread HIV infection as there is no bleeding. Having a sore throat is common because of the air bone infection. You can get tested for HIV if you suspect and if negative, get it rechecked after 4 months to confirm. Avoid sharing IV needles, having sex without condom. Eat healthy. Do steam inhalation for relief of your sore throat. If there is yellowish sputum and/or difficulty swallowing you need an ENT consult. Avoid hard, hot food for 7 days. You can consume moderately warm food and liquids. Keep well hydrated.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Acuputure is adminitered using sterile needles so chances of getting HIV are minimal if you have visited a respectable place for therapy. Your throat could be having a bacterial or viral infection. You should get yourself checked by your doctor for the same. And if you still apprehensive about HIV you can get yurself tested for it by undergoing blood tests. Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
You shouldn’t worry much if you did the acupuncture in a trustable clinic. My advice is to get your throat examined by a doctor who will reassure you. If you are still worried, a serology test for HIV will give you a definite answer and put your mind at rest.
Answered: Mon, 28 Feb 2011
HIV AIDS Specialist Dr. (Prof). Ram's  Response
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