The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Nuts made mistake (can donation be made over phone?)

Apr 7, 2010

Hello Dr,

Would sharing a blood sugar testing lancet 10 mins apart with someone of unknown status transmit hiv? Should i get tested? Please advise.


Really Nut

Response from Dr. Frascino


While I certainly don't recommend sharing lancets, your chances of contracting HIV from reusing one 10 minutes after a person of unknown HIV status used it would be negligible. If you remain worried, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The odds are astronomically on your side that you did not contract HIV from this secondhand poke.

Yes, donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be made over the phone by calling the foundation office (650-917-1357).

Dr. Bob

no question - just saying hi

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint