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lancet prick cause hiv?

Dear doc,I had gone today for blood donation to Asian heart institute in mumbai which is a JCI accredited and Niaho accredited. Before blood donation they first prick you with a lancet and take your blood to ascertain the blood group. I forgot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Lancets are not reused. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.2. No. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body.3. I see absolutely no cause for concern.Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

HIV risk with Lancet

Hi,I accidently pricked myself with a used lancet. There was no visible blood on the lancet and I... Read more »

Lancet cut my finger, dad has HIV

While recently checking my dads (who is HIV undetectable) blood sugar, I Scraped the side of my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Articles Examine Business Sector's Response to HIV/AIDS, Injection Drug Use

Lancet : The April 2 issue of the journal includes several articles on HIV/AIDS, including "Comment" pieces on business sector responses to the pandemic and the role of ethnicity in sexually transmitted diseases. The issue also includes articles... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Etravirine Reduces HIV Viral Loads When Taken With Prezista, Study Says; Lancet Publishes Themed Issue Ahead of IAS Conference

The experimental antiretroviral drug etravirine, made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Tibotec Pharmaceuticals , greatly reduces HIV viral loads in people with a history of drug resistance when taken in combination with Tibotec's antiretroviral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet "Confessions of a Condom Lover " (Shelton, Lancet , 12/2). "Does the World Need... Read more »
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sugar lancet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to my basement in my building shoeless. I stepped on a lancet, the ones that are use to check blood sugar. It's a tiny needle, but it did pierce my skin. Is this a risk. I didn't think so cause it was proabably on the floor for a while ... Read more »

poked with a dirty lancet that had hiv

Posted by worriedmommy, 1 Reply
i am worried sick i was poked by a very mean person who has hiv am i am worried sick can u catch via a lancet Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »


Posted by hello123, 1 Reply
Where can I buy lancets? I went to the pharmacy today and they only had the kind that you put into a machine. I need ones that you can use by themselves. Home Access counselor told me to buy lancets or try to cut myself shaving. I tried cutting... Read more »