AIDS Infection Risk Reused Needle
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University of North CarolinaHello there-HIV does not live well outside of the human body and within a minutes time, the virus starts to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. That being said, a needle stick is a needle stick. And if you have true concern that the needle was... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,My opinion (which, by the way, is always honest!) is that your initial conclusion that your fears were "highly irrational thinking" is right on target! Syringes are not reused. Your risk is nonexistent. Whatever is causing your... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. The incident you are referring to here was so strange and unusual that it became newsworthy. The news story you heard about (see below) was a very rare occurrence. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that what... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.
The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.
I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThe nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »
Posted by gabby12345, 1 ReplyHello.
This is my story, It is extremely stupid and I'm aware of that.
Last Thursday (5 days ago) I wondered off from my friends during the course of a heavy drinking session. I remember very little, but I do know that I ended up with a homeless... Read more »
Posted by QP95, 1 ReplyMy boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow... Read more »
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