Can You Get Hiv From Stepping On A Needle

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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not Read more »

HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs "Simple, Effective Step" For HIV Prevention, Opinion Piece Says

...change this federal policy," adding, "While we strive to help people overcome drug addiction, we must also help them avoid HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases." More than 300,000 HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. at the end of 2006 were linked to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

... Gov. David Paterson has signed into law two bills designed to encourage HIV testing and shield participants in needle-exchange programs (NEPs). One law, which takes effect Sept. 1, makes HIV testing routine Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Experts Applaud Repeal of Ban on Federal Funding for Needle Exchange Programs

...intravenous drug users, and they represent 20 percent of the more than 1 million people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS. With an estimated 55,000 people newly infected with HIV every year in this country, we must use a full arsenal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Antonio Conference Debates Benefits of Needle-Exchange Programs for Preventing HIV Among Injection Drug Users

...enforcement gathered in San Antonio on Wednesday to discuss the benefits of needle-exchange programs for preventing the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Organizers said that the... Read more »