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Can You Get Infected With AIDS By Getting Poked By A Needle?

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Transmission of HIV From Being Poked With a Needle At a Rave

Hello,I've been reading ur website and had a question myself regarding the transmission of HIV through needles. I was at a rave party about 6 months ago, when I came back home I noticed a bruise on my left wrist. I was so scared that I might of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Dear John, This is a big "if". Although cases of documented transmission through needle sticks exist, they have been few and mostly among health care workers, e.g., nurses or lab technicians who knew for a fact that Read more »

needle poke at a rave

hey doc. needle poked me at a rave about six months ago at EDC 2009. or i think because i woke up... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially needles if you're a baby, being born to or breastfed by an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...there are is no vaccination, so avoid taking risks that will expose you to the HCV virus, such as contact with infected blood or needles (see TWP info sheet on HCV) If you test positive, make sure your health care provider is monitoring both HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...(metronidazole) Hydoxyurea How Do You Know if You Have PN? Early signs of PN include: Tingling Pins and needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or... Read more »
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Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...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 it off. Should I... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reports similar events have taken place in several other cities recently. All of the needles tested HAVE been positive for HIV. The CDC also reports that needles have been found in the coin return areas of... Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »