A 33-year-old male asked:
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i was pricked by a sewing needle in a shop selling suits i recall it prick my skin but didnt notice bleedingam i at risk of hep b, hep c or hiv?

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Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: In order to transmit a virus the needle in question would have to contain blood from someone with that virus (Hep B/C,HIV). This is an extremely low likelihood considering your story.
Answered on Feb 9, 2015
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