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Does Sharing Or Reusing Hypodermic Needles Causes Hiv How

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that I am perhaps just crazy and NOT HIV positive! However, I just wanted to run this by you once more in hopes that you will be able to answer this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion (which, by the way, is always honest!) is that your initial conclusion that your fears were "highly irrational thinking" is right on target! Syringes are not reused. Your risk is nonexistent. Whatever is causing your... Read more »

Needle reused?

If a needle is used to draw blood from an infected person and this same needle is used to draw blood from you, can you be infected by this needle. (Assuming this needle has been sitting in the air for few minutes). Isn't this is how drug users...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The main difference between sharing needles for drug use and sharing needles to draw blood, is that with drug use, you are injecting back into the next persons vein and thus expelling any contents that was contained within the needle into person... Read more »

Doctor Re-using Needles??

Hi. In some of my visits to my family doctor, sometimes, I noticed that sometimes he had a suture needle ( together with the thread ) in a kidney shaped bowl filled with a ruby red solution. It had never bothered then until a few months ago, when I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to determine what your doctor's practices are. But let me make a suggestion: instead of imagining the worst case scenario and causing a stink at your doctor's office, try talking with him... Read more »

Sewing needle vs hypodermic

I was recently poked by a sewing needle that was left in a jacket after an alteration at the dry cleaner. This prompted me to do quite a bit of research. I understand the difference between a sewing needle and a hypodermic needle, what confuses me...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. The difference is that a sewing needle is not hollow. Needles that are used to give injections are hollow-bore needles. HIV infected blood can be pulled up into the needle itself, and since there is limited light and... Read more »
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Shared Needle two months ago.

Posted by panicked311, 1 Reply
Hello, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing a lot of problems in my personal life as of late (physically and verbally abusive relationship, eventually leading to a domestic violence with assault on me that was resolved in the courts). Read more »

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 drew blood. I asked them if it hurt and in reply with one of the needles he lightly poked me... Read more »

sharing utensils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone. I have tried asking this question, but am usually met with hostility when it comes up, the usual response being that I am rather slow or young, which I am not. I have a loved one who is AIDS positive. I love her very much but... Read more »

Please read and share thoughts and advice, i'm very scared

Posted by marky87, 1 Reply
ok so I am very scared. Please no sarcasm about what I am worried about. I am a 23 year old male. Very healthy and active guy. I am in combat sports and I am tested regularly. However I haven't even had sex in quite some time. I was tested in... Read more »