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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Needle Stick from "HIV infected person"

Hi DR. BobWell, i've read consderably more of this website than I care to. There are some really weird ppl out there...My situation is fairly straight forward: I was involved in an altercation with a homeless person who then stabbed with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The CDC has been closely monitoring confirmed HIV-positive needle stick exposures for many years, and the statistics you stated appear to be holding steady. Chances of seroconverting from a significant needlestick from a confirmed HIV-positive... Read more »

Dr. Bob please don't ignore was your infection really a needle stick accident??? (DR. BOBS OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, 2010)

Or are you just trying to cover up that you were infected through a homosexual hookup I recall reading that the rate of infection from needle stick accidents is in the few % range or so. I know it sounds more respectable to have been infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below.Dr. Boblie? (DR BOB'S OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE)Jul 26, 2008... Been with Steve for 14 years which is (1994) and I assume i read somewhere you had a former lover in Sydney....So my theory says you were gay before the occupational... Read more »

RE: Dr. Bob please don't ignore was your infection really a needle stick accident??? (DR. BOBS OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob!Why do you even bother to answer to people like this and tell them about your private life and your partners?What a disgusting thing to ask!D. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D.,Thanks for your support.As for why I respond to interesting, innuendo-filled questions regarding my HIV infection, I try to use every opportunity to increase awareness, point out hateful HIV/AIDS stigma and generally enlighten those who... Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »
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Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im... Read more »

My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

needle stick pep meds

Posted by justagirl72, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm a new nurse (1yr)..on March 17th (not so lucky) I was stuck on my left index finger by an insulin needle while injecting a known HIV+ /HCV drug user pt unknown CD4 or load ct. although he seemed very wasted. I avoided using his abdomen... Read more »

Needle stick

Posted by thissucks27, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am a nursing student and I suffered a needle stick during clinical. The needle was sticking out of the sharps container. For some reason it did not fall all the way in. When I went to throw a subsequent needle into the container it poked me in... Read more »