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Can You Get Hiv From A Lancet Needle

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HIV from reused lancet/needle?

Hi Dr Shannon,About 1 and a half month ago I was tested for HIV. The test was negative and was supposedly to be conclusive. However after the testing, my happiness was short-lived. The thought of reused lancet/needle came into my mind. Even though I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAs someone who performs HIV testing using lancets, it is not impossible but highly improbable to reuse a lancet and really no reason to do this. There is a mechanism in the lancet to make it work. Then there is the reality of even if the lancet... Read more »

HIV risk with Lancet

Hi,I accidently pricked myself with a used lancet. There was no visible blood on the lancet and I... Read more »

Re-used Lancet for HIV Test!!! Transmission Risk

I went for a rapid HIV test today. The guy who pricked my finger actually took a lancet that was on... Read more »
Articles
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 al., Lancet : According to Michael Merson of the Duke Global Health Institute and colleagues, HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet "Confessions of a Condom Lover " (Shelton, Lancet , 12/2). "Does the World Need... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines PEPFAR Funding of IDU Programs

IRIN examines a recent comment piece in the journal Lancet that argues PEPFAR can do more to prevent the spread of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Africa (IRIN, 6/24). Although PEPFAR has helped to provide "antiretroviral therapy to 2.1... Read more »
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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 cause it was proabably on the floor for a while ... Read more »

poked with a dirty lancet that had hiv

Posted by worriedmommy, 1 Reply
i am worried sick i was poked by a very mean person who has hiv am i am worried sick can u catch via a lancet Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »