So I thought that the bag thing would be the end of it. Not even close. Things has went from laughably bad to horribly scary and now I'm on antiretroviral drugs. Click the links to go over to my blog for the full details

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Comment by acidrock23 on February 26, 2011 at 7:43am
Yikes, that is grim. I would not have touched that sucker even with the plastic bags on.
Comment by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 26, 2011 at 7:57am
I didn't try to grab the needles. I had to move the bag over to get to the papers and then ended up with a needle in the finger. I had rubber gloves and, not surprisingly, it went straight through.
Comment by acidrock23 on February 26, 2011 at 7:59am
Yikes. Maybe tongs or chopsticks or something. Have you complained about the seller yet? I would get their business shut the hell down. That is just wrong. The toy was one thing but syringes are not funny.
Comment by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 26, 2011 at 8:01am
They have already refunded the money and told me to toss they bag. They don't want it. Why they want the ID is suspicious and that's the reason I'll contact the police on Monday.
Comment by acidrock23 on February 26, 2011 at 8:15am
I was thinking more in terms of an egregious violation of the Ebay terms of service that they would sell something full of grungy, junky needles. Refund or no refund, that is just wrong. I understand the way that a market can do that but if a seller is that negligent, they should not be allowed to transact business.
Comment by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 26, 2011 at 8:29am
I agree. I'm trying to get the guy to help me figure where the bag came from and who owned it so I can find out if they are an IV drug user. I'm not going to report to ebay until everything is settled.
Comment by Hismouse on February 26, 2011 at 10:58am
That is pretty darn scary!
Comment by Anonymous Jim on February 26, 2011 at 12:21pm
With all that has happened I not only be contacting the police, I would be looking at a lawyer to Sue the seller.
Comment by samsmom on February 27, 2011 at 9:25am
No da-- way!! (edited for expletives) R u ok?
Comment by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 27, 2011 at 9:58am
Yes. I've been contacting the seller and they have been really helpful. They have contacted the storage unit director and are trying everything they can do to get ahold of the person. Also I found out the the seller has had the bad since December (2 months) and the bag had been locked in storage for 45-60 days before that. The longest the AIDS virus has been known to live in a syringe at room temperature is 36-42 days. This was in a non-heated storage unit I think, so temp fluctuations, humidity and everything else should decrease the lifespan. Still on Combivir, see my PCP tomorrow and hopefully get a referral to an infectious disease specialist. I am sick as hell from the Combivir; migraines, horrible fatigue (fell asleep at the table this morning eating breakfast) and just general malaise. Psychologically, a friggin wreck. Sugars are still good-great though, surprisingly with all the stress. Had to bump my basal rate by 10% to cover it, but other than that it's going well.

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