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Chance Of Getting Hiv From Needlestick

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Needlestick from HIV+ person

My daughter's grandmother is HIV +. My daughter often gives her insulin shots. Five days ago my daughter says she was poked with the needle after giving her grandmother her insulin shot. She says she squeezed the blood out afterwards. How...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your daughter did have an exposure if she stuck herself after giving granny her insulin shot. Squeezing blood out probably isn't all that helpful. Your daughter ideally should have been evaluated by an emergency room physician (or HIV... Read more »

Very Concerned-NEEDLESTICK WITH HIV + PATIENT

Dearest Doctor Bob, I am quite concerned. Let me explain and I am asking you because you are... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Teens Need a Chance to Talk About AIDS, Activists Say

Emily Cordeaux, a 17-year-old Toronto resident, said some teens still thinks HIV/AIDS is an issue only for gay men, and that others are lulled into a false sense of security by thinking there will be a cure within their lifetime. She said schools... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Conference Calls for Asian Nations to Seize Chance to Reverse Epidemic

The 7th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ended on Tuesday in Kobe, Japan, with calls for Asian nations to seize the opportunity to reverse the epidemic before it expands across the region, Reuters AlertNet reports. In the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
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Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for some minutes?

One friend of mine wanted to have sex at a brothel and... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

Thx Read more »

my chances of getting HIV...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
ok, heres the situation: back in october I met a guy online for sex. He came over to my house, supplied me with some condoms cause I didn't have any and had me top him. I used the condom and had sex with him but didn't ejaculate in the condom. A few... Read more »

needlesticked

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dr. Frascino himself has AIDS. In 1991 he was working at his own practice as an HIV specialist and was infected while treating a patient. The patient jerked during a procedure, and the laceration stick Frascino was holding penetrated his glove and... Read more »