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Man pricked by syringe with HIV

(People's Daily Online)

08:12, August 28, 2012

At around 10 p.m. on Aug. 21, when Xu Tian (alias) took a taxi and passed the Beijing Forestry University, he suddenly was pricked by a hypodermic syringe found in the magazine rack of the taxi. The Chaoyang District Centre for Disease Control and Prevention made a rapid detection and verified that the residue in the syringe was likely to contain HIV antibody.

The taxi driver surnamed Gong said that he did not know where the syringe came from.

The blood test result of the Beijing Ditan Hospital showed that currently Xu has not yet been infected by HIV virus but he must accept three checks in the next three months to completely exclude the possibility of being infected.

The syringe was hidden in the magazine rack of the taxi

Xu said that he felt the part above his right knee was suddenly pricked by something so he asked the driver to stop the car. "I saw the syringe in the magazine rack behind the front passenger seat," Xu said, "There was also a cover but it was not put on the syringe."

In the light, Xu and Gong also saw there was a little pale yellow viscous liquid but they did not know what it was.

The residue was detected containing HIV antibody

Xu went to the Chaoyang District Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and was told the residue contained HIV antibody, which has a positive test result.

Xu had a negative blood test result at the branch of Beijing Ditan Hospital. "This shows that no HIV antibodies existed in his body and currently he has not yet been infected. However, he must experience three checks in the next three months to completely exclude the possibility," the doctor said.

Read the Chinese version: 男子打车被扎针头或含HIV病毒 女友听闻提分手

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