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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Reused Needle

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needle reused

I recently went to a health department nearby for a HIV/STD test. Since then, i have been convinced that the woman doing the test did not use a new needle. I'm not exactly sure why I feel this way but I hate looking at needles and I didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What should you do in the meantime? How about psychiatric/psychological counseling for your completely irrational and totally unwarranted HIV fears. Health departments do not reuse needles! Period. It's a "health" department, not a... Read more »

Doctor Re-using Needles??

Hi. In some of my visits to my family doctor, sometimes, I noticed that sometimes he had a suture... Read more »

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... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Officials Express Concern About Commercial Sex Workers Who Re-Use Female Condoms

Officials and HIV/AIDS advocates in Uganda during a recent meeting expressed concern about commercial sex workers in the country's capital of Kampala who re-use female condoms to protect themselves from contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Doctor Sanctioned for Reusing Syringes

The Rhode Island Department of Health has sanctioned a doctor it says reused syringes, putting patients at risk for disease. Health officials said Dr. Augustus Marsella reused disposable syringes for vitamin B-12 injections, which he administered... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Chinese Official Tours Baltimore Needle Exchange Program

On Friday, Dr. Pan Qicaho, director of the STD/AIDS department at the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China, met with Baltimore health officials and visited a needle-exchange program credited with helping to lower HIV... Read more »
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your opinion on needle safety at std clinics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
do you think that there is any possibility that a needle could be used twice? what precautions are taken so that this does not happen?

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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »