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HIV from reused lancet/needle?

Hi Dr Shannon,About 1 and a half month ago I was tested for HIV. The test was negative and was supposedly to be conclusive. However after the testing, my happiness was short-lived. The thought of reused lancet/needle came into my mind. Even though I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAs someone who performs HIV testing using lancets, it is not impossible but highly improbable to reuse a lancet and really no reason to do this. There is a mechanism in the lancet to make it work. Then there is the reality of even if the lancet... Read more »

Re-used Lancet for HIV Test!!! Transmission Risk

I went for a rapid HIV test today. The guy who pricked my finger actually took a lancet that was on... Read more »

Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada Doctor Says Vendor OK'd Needle Guide Reuse

In a half-page ad in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers for Dr. Michael Kaplan said the urologist was following a vendor's instructions when he reused needle guides during biopsies. Kaplan ceased the practice "the moment a question... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

Sharing needles for drug injection is a well known route of HIV transmission, yet injection drug use contributes to the epidemic's spread far beyond the circle of those who inject. People who have sex with an injection drug user (IDU) also are at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle Misuse Common in Africa, Millions at Risk, Health Experts Say

Millions of people are at risk of contracting infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C because of improper needle use in African health facilities, said health experts at the Africa Health Conference in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, IRIN ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Proposes Needle-Exchange Program to Prevent HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

Camden, N.J., City Council Member Ali Sloan-El (R) on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation to allow a needle-exchange program in the city to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, even though the move would conflict... Read more »
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Reuse of slipped off condom during withdrawal Please HELP!!!!!!!

Posted by Noctis_21, 2 Replies
Any of these risks?

I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger. and... Read more »

REuse of a slipped off condom on withdrawal

Posted by Noctis_21
Any of these are risks?


I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger.... Read more »

Unprotected Insertive Dipping and Reusing Condom..

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
Hello to all!
I haven't been on the site for some time. However, I had the following incident last night:
After rimming another male's ass for a while, I proceeded to rub my penis outside his anus and dipped it inside twice for a few seconds before... Read more »