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Constant Fear Of HIV Needlestick

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Please Mr. Franscino-needlestick and my worst fear

Dr. Franscino: Please help me, this is easily my twentieth time posting. I can not find the answer I need anywhere, including inquiring form my own doctor. I am a 24 year old male. My story is this-about ten or eleven years ago I pricked my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I totally agree with your GP: Your risk is minute, at best. Testing is not warranted or necessary. However, if it will make you feel better and end all this completely unnecessary worry, why not just get tested? If this is your only potential... 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 »


Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave... 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Violence, Discrimination Against MSM in Africa Jeopardizing Efforts to Reduce Spread of HIV, Advocates Say

Constant and increasing violence against men who have sex with men in Africa is jeopardizing efforts to reduce the spread of HIV on the continent both within the MSM and general populations, advocates said at a meeting earlier this month in... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

From the Sports Desk: Chasing an End to AIDS

David Ernesto Munar Living with HIV is sometimes described as a rollercoaster but for me it's more like a marathon or several of them. Running has been my constant companion, even before my HIV diagnosis in 1994. Back then, my typical run was... Read more »
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Constantly worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am constantly worried about having HIV. I am too chicken to take the test but I live in fear and can rarely sleep. I slept with someone who constantly lied to me and was unfaithful. I have noticed swollen glands (lymph nodes) in my neck... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »

The fear of HIV...please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I posted here several months back about a situation that I put myself into. Now, I am writing to see where I need to turn to. I was hoping time would take care of things, but I don't think that it will and I was wondering where to turn next. Let... Read more »


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 »