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Can You Contract HIV From A Used Insulin Needle

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Risk of HIV with insulin needle stick?

While giving an insulin shot to a patient today I accidently stuck the used needle into my finger. The patient did not bleed during the shot but I hit a vein in my finger and it blead very bad. What is my risk of contracting HIV?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm sorry, but I'm not qualified to answer transmission questions. My specialty is insurance and workplace issues. You should ask one of the other experts that handles those questions. Good luck, Jacques... Read more »

Insulin needle

I am pregnant and have to take insulin. I obtained my medical supplies a few weeks ago and today I... Read more »

can i contract HIV or HEPATITIS from a used needle?

hi i am a lab technician working in hospital, this has happened twice to me, a month ago when i... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil Tames AIDS With Needles, Condoms

Up to 25 percent fewer Brazilians contracted AIDS last year than in 2000 -- a sign that a controversial program distributing condoms and needles is working, the government said Monday. The estimated number of new AIDS cases in Latin America's chief... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barbara Garrison, AIDS Activist, Dead at 45 from AIDS Complications

Barbara Garrison, an AIDS activist and former blood technician who said she contracted the virus from a needle accident while drawing blood, has died from complications of AIDS. She was 45. Garrison, a Stevensville, Mich., resident, died Monday at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle Misuse Common in Africa, Millions at Risk, Health Experts Say

Millions of people are at risk of contracting infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C because of improper needle use in African health facilities, said health experts at the Africa Health Conference in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, IRIN ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teens and Young Adults at High Risk of Contracting HIV

"With improved drugs, proper care and treatment, people with HIV are living longer and stronger lives. But even with this encouraging news, a dangerous trend is emerging when it comes to an often-ignored segment of the HIV and AIDS population:... Read more »
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HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

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 »

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 »