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Offline snowberry

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Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:23:31 AM »
At my workplace we have security tags for the clothes that clasp on using small pins. Over the years I've work there I've doubtless been scratched/stabbed by these pins more than once.

Only last Monday I stabbed my finger with a pin and now for some reason, my brain is saying 'Maybe you got HIV from that pin'.

There was a very small amount of blood - a trickle. I put a band-aid on it (of course I immediately threw the pin in the trash) and forgot about it until yesterday. Now it's at the back of my mind.

Someone brow beat some sense into me, please.  :(
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 09:48:46 AM »
Even so there was blood on the pin, the virus would not survive more than a few minutes.
 
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 10:53:27 AM »
Yeah, you're right. :( The pin seemed clean to me when I pricked myself, it's just my stupid brain turning it into a thing. Thanks for your reply!
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 10:59:08 AM »
The person above is right. The chances of you having HIV is next to 0.
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 11:05:07 AM »
The person above is right. The chances of you having HIV is next to 0.

Thanks hypowoman90 :) There's always that stupid part of my brain that won't let things go, even though logically I know I'm fine. I'm better off just trying not to think about it.
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 11:27:30 AM »
Well I think you have more chance being hitten by an asteroid ;)
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 11:47:19 AM »
Impossible. Let it to. The person before would literally have to be gushing blood. Trust me, let it go. I work with blood and am not even that concerned. Let it GO
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 03:16:36 PM »
I'm sorry your brain is being a jerk.  Good luck getting past this!  But I'm fairly sure no one in history has ever gotten HIV this way.
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 06:48:59 PM »
Thanks everyone for all these replies. I've managed this pretty well over the last week, disciplining my thoughts and 'changing the subject' whenever I started to think about it. Of course I got stabbed by another fricking pin today.

Still, I am trying to deal with it. I know it's not possible (or so unlikely as to mean it may as well be impossible), but HA is an evil bitch and is still hanging on with one finger.

I have heard good things about zoloft for 'obsessive' thoughts. Can anyone 'recommend' it? I am doing the best I can for my HA right now and I'm doing all right but I think extra help might be needed. I want to work abroad for a year after I graduate this summer and I want to be able to be excited about it rather than just...meh.
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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 09:21:50 PM »
Get tested, it will ease your mind when it comes back negative.

Start wearing gloves lol pin pricks are like my all time worst thing... And being pinched, and very small animals, butterflies, broken glass... Ok I'll stop

Anyway, if I don't have hiv after all the dumb unprotected sex I had 8-15 yrs ago, you don't have it from a pin prick from some laundry.... Ur ok lol

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Re: Probably my most stupid obsession yet - HIV
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 09:22:44 PM »
You do not have hiv but btw hiv isn't a death sentence anymore... You can actually lead a long normal life even if infected, which I assure you, you're not

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