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Can I Get Hiv From A Needle

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HIV in Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have any of you sat on an IV needle before ? have you heard of anyone sitting on a needle and contracted HIV ? What are the chances of sitting on one ? if i did sit on one would i know ? Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt and in reply with one of the needles he lightly poked me... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
My 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 »

My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
This is 2 weeks ago and now , I am very anxious , I can't sleep and cry a lot .The important point that I can't tell about it to my parents . Ok , I and my mom walked around the lake 2 weeks ago and stopped to have some ice creams . At that time ,... Read more »
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HIV in needle

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This question has been answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna).Your risk for infection when coming into contact with... Read more »

Hiv Needle stick at work

Hello Dr.Young. I had a needle stick this am from a known HIV/AIDS pt while doing a PICC line draw. I'm not sure of his current viral load status though from chart he was undetectable 6mos ago.It was a smaller bore needle maybe 25-27 gauge and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.For lower-risk exposures, two-drug therapy is still often used. Your exposure would probably fall into this category, since the needle wasn't used to directly cannulate the blood vessel, was not a deep wound (to... Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIGH. (Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful!... Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
HIGH. (Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful! You should never share needles. #1- HIV could be in their blood and they don't know it yet. #2- Other viruses (Hep C) or dangerous... Read more »
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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 in all health care settings for patients... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Governor Davis Signs Bill Adding HIV Care -- Needle Law Still on His Desk

California Gov. Gray Davis yesterday signed a new law modestly expanding the number of people with HIV who are eligible for state-paid health care, but he may veto a more significant AIDS-related bill allowing the purchase of up to 30 needles and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Examines Public Opinion on Business and HIV/AIDS, Needle Exchange, Drug Access

"U.S. Consumer Survey on AIDS," Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS : The survey results show that most U.S. consumers believe that companies should fight HIV/AIDS "actively." The survey of 800 consumers with household incomes greater than $50,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Injection-Free Vaccination Goes After HIV and Malaria Without the Needle

On February 5, researchers at King's College London announced the capability of delivering a dried live vaccine to a patient's skin with an alternative to a traditional needle. Scientists at the university have developed a tiny disc with several... Read more »