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Can Some One Get Hiv From A Needle Prick

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hiv from needle prick in africa

HiI am currently voluntering in Kenya and I was working with some ladies on a bag making project we run. I took a needle from one of them and it pricked my skin. I did not notice any bleeding after. I am concerned that I may have contracted Hiv if...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. The needle would need to have gone deep enough to allow access to the bloodstream. It's also not likely that the tip of the non-hollow needle would have enough blood to transmit the virus.... Read more »

acidental prick of needle from HIV + patient

I am a medical general practitioiner. After giving an injection to HIV+ patient the needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Needle Exchange Won't Be "One-for-One"

At a news conference on Thursday, Ottawa officials announced revisions to the city's needle exchange program that aim to reduce both the spread of HIV and the problem of discarded needles. Though he had once called a one-for-one exchange the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Provincetown Hosts One of Few Needle Swaps

Operated by the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Provincetown's needle exchange program (NEP) is one of only four in the state. The others operate in Boston, Cambridge and Northampton. But... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One in Three Injections in Developing World Administered With Unsterile Needle, Study Says

People in the developing world receive too many injections, and one in three of the injections is administered with an unsterile needle, increasing the risk of HIV transmission, according to a study published in the Nov. 8 issue of BMJ , Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
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Needle prick jokes at school !

Posted by Gianerick, 1 Reply
Hey i have posted here two times before , first for hiv through earrings and someone told me i was ok and that i didnt have nothing !

Then i posted about fingering a girl called ( hand sex) and they told me that fingering is no hiv risk from that ! Read more »

Needle prick

Posted by Kengianerick, 1 Reply
Hey , i have a really big question , on december 3 2012 i recieved a needle prick in school guy were doing jokes and i didnt know they were giving hand shakes with the needle on the hand and someone gave me a hand shake and pricked me , now is... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
Hi sorry to bother anyone here but im really looking for a bit of advice. Ive been living with an issue now for 3 years regarding something which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can... Read more »