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Chances Of Contacting Hiv From A Insulin 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 »

What's the chance I've contacted HIV through blood contact?

Today I was down at the beach when two homeless men got into a serious fight. One drew a knife and... Read more »

Hep C Transmission via subcutaneous needlestick

I am a nurse and today I was giving my patient an insulin injection (using an insulin... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Army Hospital Contacts Hundreds in Insulin Scare

A spokesperson for the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso said that by midday Friday, officials had contacted nearly 300 patients who may have been exposed to blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV after receiving improper... Read more »
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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Study of High Blood Insulin Levels With Body Changes

There have been great improvements in the health and life-span of persons with HIV who are treated with potent anti-HIV therapies. However, there is increasing concern about metabolic changes. The metabolic changes that have been seen include... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Army: Insulin Error Put 2,100 Patients at Risk

The recent discovery that insulin injection pens might have been improperly used on diabetics being treated at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso means more than 2,100 patients may be at risk for hepatitis or HIV, Army officials... Read more »
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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 »

Possible Needlestick Injury

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

About 9-10 weeks ago I had a possible needlestick exposure. 6 weeks later I began experiencing unexplainable symptoms - I understand this is a little late for symptoms to show.

It's another 3-4 weeks before I can conclusively test so I am hoping... Read more »

Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i bet that topic got your attention. i'm trying to give another source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN... 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 »