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HIV Test After Reused Needle

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Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...examples in the archives.) Your problem is psychological, not virological! HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.The best way to break the vicious cycle and hopefully turn it into a virtuous circle is to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

... Gov. David Paterson has signed into law two bills designed to encourage HIV testing and shield participants in needle-exchange programs (NEPs). One law, which takes effect Sept. 1, makes HIV testing routine Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of Virus

...Monday released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times reports (Jacobs, New York Times ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Barbara County Report Examines Impact of Area Needle Exchange Program

...illnesses through injection drug use and also "helps get contaminated needles off the street, and assists clients with accessing HIV testing, substance abuse counseling, and other needed services," according to a county Public Health Department... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...didn't find any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very... Read more »

A worrying incident

Posted by linkon123, 2 Replies
...rash and itchiness is gone in about 2 weeks, and the fever is mostly gone this week. Could it be a possible exposure? I got a HIV test on Sep 28 but I am still waiting for the result. Read more »

I sat on a IV needle

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about 2 weeks ago i sat down on a chair but the chair had alot of squared holes in them about an inch wide and i dont know how a needle would be in there but when i sat down i felt a painful pinch around my tailbone area but my best guess was it... Read more »