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Is there a chance for me to get infected by HIV by a pin which prick my right hand muscle ?

what are the chances of infacting HIV or AIDS ,if this kind of situation ???? yesterday i travelled in the mumbai local train frm church to borivalli that was the last train of the night,i was in the first class compartment,i sat next to the window seat but there was a pin(tachni) some one had fixed it to edge of the window & it was poke to me,and very minute amt of blood came out from my right hand muscle side,...will i get infected with hiv or aids?? & wat is the life span of the HIV virus in the air???
Sun, 8 May 2011
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hi.welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.HIV virus is very susceptible to die in adverse environment.it can not live longer in air.to get HIV in this scenario first there should be infectious substance over pin.if it was there solid needle has less chances.to know more about this you visit nearest ART centre or talk to AIDS helpline numbers.you may undergo HIV testing and march accordingly.contact ART centre.
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