Can You Get Hiv From A Lancet Needle

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HIV Test at Clinic

What type of safety precautions are put into place at HIV testing sites? I recently took a test at a free clinic (I get one done every year but this was the first time at a clinic) and the test came back negative. They did both a blood draw and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Just Visited a Reflexoligist

Hello Doctor,I just visited a reflexoligist for some nerve pains i have. Anyhow he took my weight,... Read more »

McKesson Auto Push Lancet

1. Is this product truly safe?I recently got an HIV finger prick test. They used the McKesson Auto... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Opinion Pieces on HIV Prevention, Epidemic in China

... The Lancet on Saturday published two editorials about HIV prevention and China's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Summaries appear below. Merson et Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Most HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care Efforts Overlook IDUs

...of HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users (IDUs) throughout the world, published Monday in the journal Lancet , found that international efforts to fight the disease are largely overlooking this population, the Australian... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS: Fewer Than 10 Percent of Drug Users Get Help

...Among the world's estimated 16 million IDUs, some 3 million to 6.6 million are believed to be HIV-positive. This week in the Lancet, Louisa Degenhardt - of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...fact that these individuals had appreciable patterns of illicit drug use and receptive anal intercourse ( Schechter et al. Lancet 1993;341:658). Before the appearance of HIV, AIDS-related diseases such as PCP, KS and MAC were rare in... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... 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 »

sugar lancet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I went to my basement in my building shoeless. I stepped on a lancet, the ones that are use to check blood sugar. It's a tiny needle, but it did pierce my skin. Is this a risk. I didn't think so Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed... Read more »
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