Fear Of Hiv In Hypodermic Needles On The Ground

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possibly stepped on a needle. very very worried college student

Hi Dr. Bob, first of all I think you are quite good at what you do on this site. I am very very scared about an incident however and I was wondering if you could provide me with some information. I have read a lot of forums on environmental needle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worries, I would suggest you consider getting psychotherapy (counseling). Your problem is not HIV, but rather an irrational fear ofHIV.You report you "have a hypochondria tendency." I agree, except you can leave off the "tendency" part.Stop... Read more »

Assualt with a used hypodermic needle by homeless man

My daughter was attacked by a homeless man with a hypodermic needle that was out of its sealed... Read more »

Apologetic pest offering financial incentives

Dear Doctor,I sent you a question about a possible needlestick in China, ("small puncture wounds"... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctor, Mechanical Engineer Developing Disposable Plastic Hypodermic Needles to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis

...mechanical engineer from the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $60,000 seed grant to develop disposable plastic hypodermic needles for use in developing countries to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis through unsafe medical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Mayor Supports Measure That Would Decriminalize Sale of Hypodermic Needles Without Doctor's Prescription

...Wednesday called for the Massachusetts Legislature to approve a bill ( H 1087 ) that would allow the city's pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles without a prescription to injection drug users, which could help curb the spread of HIV, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mass. Governor Opposes Nonprescription Sale of Hypodermic Needles Despite Support From State Health Dept., Legal Officials

...Mitt Romney (R) on Wednesday said that the governor opposes legislation ( SB 1312 ) authorizing the nonprescription sale of hypodermic needles as a means of reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other bloodborne diseases in the state,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Davis Vetoes Bill Allowing Pharmacies to Sell Hypodermic Needles

...California Gov. Gray Davis vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles to adults without a doctor's prescription. Bill supporters said the measure was intended to reduce the number of cases of HIVRead more »