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Can Get Hiv From A Lancet

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pope "Publicly Distorted Scientific Evidence" During Comments About Condoms, HIV, Lancet Editorial Says

"The Vatican felt the heat from an unprecedented amount of international condemnation last week after Pope Benedict XVI made an outrageous and wildly inaccurate statement about HIV/AIDS," a Lancet editorial says. It adds that the Roman... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use Evidence-Based Outcomes on Harm Reduction to Prevent New HIV Infections, Lancet Editorial Says

A Lancet editorial highlights a document released during the 22nd International Harm Reduction Conference, which is taking place in Beirut, Lebanon, this week, saying it "sets out how the international community has failed people who inject drugs... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Responses in the Lancet to Study on HIV Prevalence in India

The Lancet in its July 8 edition published five correspondences in response to a study on HIV prevalence in South India published in the March 30 online edition of the journal, as well as a response from the study's authors and a correspondence... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV risk with Lancet

Hi,I accidently pricked myself with a used lancet. There was no visible blood on the lancet and I did not bleed when it pricked me. I am concerned because I do not know this persons HIV status and I am pregnant. What should I do??Thank you in...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Within a minutes time, the virus starts to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. That being said, a needle stick is a needle stick. I would get tested at the 90... 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 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 »

hiv risk from lancet?

Dear Dr.I have heard about you on another forum, and people say you are an expert on the HIV topic and our answers are never wrong.I am male, 30 living in the U.K for 3 years. I had a one off encounter with a CSW in London, had a condom malfunction,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as this is a QTND (question that never dies) that has an ATNC (answer that never changes).1.Is there a possibility that a clinic in London (or anywhere) would reuse a pricking device for HIV testing? No, absolutely... Read more »

hiv infection with diabetes lancet

earlier tenant had left diabetes lancet in cupboard drawer. after six months or so, i was cleaning and got pricked by one of the lancet.since i don't know history of that person, is there any chance of HIV infection....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! HIV doesn't live very long at all outside the body.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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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 »

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 »


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 »

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Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
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