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Jun 3, 2002

Can i get infected from somebody using a dirty needle on me performing an HIV test?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello -

That's an odd question. Just where were you planning on going to get your HIV test done? Needle Park???

HIV can be transmitted by using contaminated needles. For instance, an HIV-infected IV drug user can transmit the virus by sharing his/her works with another person. However, places that offer HIV testing, such as doctors' offices, anonymous testing sites, hospitals, The Red Cross, etc. would never, ever re-use a needle.

So if you go get tested at any of the usual locations, your risk is non-existent.

Stop concocting wild tales. Get tested if you've been at risk.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Seroconversion symptoms
Herpes and HIV transmission.

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