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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 of HIV.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 »
Articles
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 HIV Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood work that extensive throughout the entire treatment of HIV? Read more »

Major anxiety - do I need PEP?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seeing a psychiatrist to address my anxiety and depression that has arose because of this issue. Also, I have developed a deep fear of contracting HIV. This morning, I found a wrapper for a hypodermic needle under my bed. I have NO idea why it... Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and would you even bleed ? im not the needle guy on here, just a guy who read Read more »

HIV fear

Posted by oen111, 2 Replies
...and after intercourse , when i had removed the condom ,that uncovered part including hair may touch with the penis and cause HIV. 2) second thing is it possible, that vaginal fluid pass through the upper part of condom ( as i have mentioned... Read more »