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Do People Get HIV From Needle Stick

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PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!! ...worried about possible needlestick injury (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went out last night and as I walked through a big crowd, I felt a scratch-like pain on my leg. I very briefly looked at my leg but had to keep it moving cos there were people behind me. Anyway, I forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fever (mid-November) which lasted for a week. That really got me upset and I spoke to my GP.He tells me it is possible for a needle stick injury to close very quickly without leaving a mark. Now i am really worried that I may have been jabbed... 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

...and sought treatment immediately, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to the Sun , surgical residents are prone to needle sticks because they are inexperienced. In addition, residents often work with high-risk patients and conduct... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

...everyday threat for nurses" ( BBC News , 11/19). Currently, 94% of employers have a policy that covers prevention and reporting of needle stick injuries, but only 55% of the nurses surveyed had received training from their employer on safe needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...from a used needle and syringe, a person would have to have a large amount of the drug injected directly into their body. A needle stick injury such as that mentioned in the story would not lead to a large enough injection to cause a drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union reports. In cases of accidental needle pricks, New York state written... Read more »
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so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

CDC

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Why is the CDC unaware of a needle stick inury outside of a healthcare setting when they report over 600-000 of them each year from sanitation workers to household staff, Read more »