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Can You Contract HIV From Reused Needle

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RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...results incorrectly, and then (the latest fear) is that when they draw my blood up for testing, they are using a dirty, infected needle. I'm stuck in this horrible cycle of fear... once I finally manage to alleviate one fear and tell myself I'm... Read more »

Anxiety around HIV

Dear Doc,It is always nice to see you helping fellow worried souls with your humorous and calming... Read more »

blood donation scare

Hello Doctor, you have a really great site. I have OCD, so this fear could be completely... Read more »
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American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV 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

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs Should Be Available in Texas to Curb Spread of HIV, Opinion Piece Says

...evidence, many politicians, often reflecting the sentiments of their constituents, oppose the establishment or public funding of needle-exchange programs. Conservative Christians have been among the most resistant to these programs." Martin... Read more »
Connect With Others

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? Read more »

AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
...found that a man ( far from me )starred at me and held a white stick on his hand ( just white stick ... I don't know , if it's needle or not T______T it was very dark !!! ) I didn't think anything until I got home and check my butt ... my god... Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone ever contracted HIV by sitting on a needle around the tailbone area ? and what are the chances of contracting it ? 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 Read more »