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Can Hiv Be Transmitted From A Safety Pin

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prick bt safety pin in a store/mall

I was at tge mall/store lookung at some botton pins that u can put on ur shirt when accidentally a safety pin which is what are used fir button pins pricked my thumb I felt the pain but no blood came out should I get tested for hiv?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
See recent post about used jeans and a prick. Same answer. DW... Read more »

safety pin stab?

I was wearing flip flops outside and stepped on a safety pin that stabbed the bottom of my foot.... Read more »

using a safety pin

we got safety pins from a running competition before 8 months.i put them in a bag.i thought those... Read more »
Articles
Housing Works

On Pins and Needles

Hill, don't make the same mistake as Bill Last April, Housing Works president and CEO Charles King tried to pin down 2008 presidential frontrunner Senator Hillary Clinton about her position on lifting the ban on federal funding for needle... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Adult Film Studios Fail to Maintain Safety Standards Aimed at Preventing HIV Transmission, Health Officials Say

Some adult film studios in California have failed to maintain safety standards, including requiring condom use, aimed at preventing the spread of HIV among models and performers, Los Angeles health officials said recently, the Los Angeles Daily... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Truvada Approved to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Transmitted HIV in People Who Are Not Infected With the Virus

On July 16, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada (a fixed dose combination of emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who... 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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safety of testing at state run std clinics... plea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i was tested at a state run std center (did not know where else to go)and i was wondering if their is any chance a needle could be used twice? i know i am a paranoid but can any of you share what safety procedures are taken? would it be possible for... Read more »

Pin stick and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This may be a stupid question and some of you out there may laugh, but it is something that is not funny to me.

Earlier tonight, I walked outside with my socks on to put something in my truck (which was parked in the driveway). On my way back... Read more »

Can I Stop Being a Pin Cushion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All

I got my 16 week HIV test. It was NEG. Can I stop testing. I'm really worried that I need to test out to 6 months.

I got the ELISA testfeom ehivtest.com.

I was worried becasue I still have some syptoms. One symptom that popped up is... Read more »