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Can You Get Aids From A Safety Pin

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safety pin stab?

I was wearing flip flops outside and stepped on a safety pin that stabbed the bottom of my foot. Should I be worried about any diseases? Should I do anything?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Bacterial infections can certainly occur this way - so if the wound does not look like it is healing well I would see a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. I would not be worried at all about HIV transmission however. take care.LHW... Read more »

PEP??? Safety pin prick at gym. Please answer

Yesterday at the gym I pricked myself on a safety pin on a key used on the gym lockers. Safety pin... Read more »

Pricked by Safety Pin on a Gym Locker Key

I read that question about the tuxedo guy. You seemed to think he was worrying for nothing. I... 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 »
AIDS Treatment News

Marijuana Safety Study Completed: Weight Gain, No Safety Problems

After years of bureaucratic nightmare, a research team at the University of California has completed a safety study of smoked marijuana vs. oral dronabinol (Marinol(R), an FDA-approved oral drug with the same main active ingredient as marijuana) vs.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Migrant Workers at High AIDS Risk: Expert

Today in Hong Kong, Wan Shao Pin, a doctor and project officer with the China-UK HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project in southwestern Sichuan province, told a health seminar that China faces a surge in HIV/AIDS unless it curbs the epidemic's spread... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Clinton Per Capita Cap Proposal Threatens Health Care Safety Net For People With AIDS

Contact: Joe Zuñiga, AIDS Action (202) 986-1300 Ext. 3042 WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a time when Americans living with HIV disease are enjoyingrenewed hope spurred by the advent of promising AIDS therapies, the health caresafety-net program that... Read more »
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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 »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... Read more »

pins and needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is pins and needles a symptom of hiv or is it anxiety. I have had it for almost a week now. I have read that hiv causes neuropathy problems. I get extreme anxiety attacks, especially after a night of drinking coud this be hiv?? Read more »

I'm looking for "Pride Pins" from every state.

Posted by durkART, 1 Reply
I'm looking for PRIDE pin from each state, to put on a piece of artwork I'm working on. I'm calling it "Pride." It'll include State Pride or "Family" Pride. My goal is to have a "PRIDE Pin" from EVERY State. "Pride" I'm defining as a state pin, bar... Read more »