Hi, thanks for your questions. The first scenario where you were poked with sewing needle theoretically may be a risk for HIV or Hepatitis C but this is not a way we see HIV or Hepatitis C transmitted. The needles that can transmit HIV and Hepatitis C are those used for injecting medications or drugs that have a hollow core so they could retain blood within the needle. A sewing needle is made of a solid metal. The second scenario is not a risk as the injecting needle while being used over again was on the same person ( you). Please write back if you have further questions.
This answer was posted on September 8, 2018.