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Flaky Skin After Reused Needle Worried I Have HIV

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RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »

HIV from reused lancet/needle?

Hi Dr Shannon,About 1 and a half month ago I was tested for HIV. The test was negative and was... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada Doctor Says Vendor OK'd Needle Guide Reuse

In a half-page ad in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers for Dr. Michael Kaplan said the urologist was following a vendor's instructions when he reused needle guides during biopsies. Kaplan ceased the practice "the moment a question... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Doctor Sanctioned for Reusing Syringes

The Rhode Island Department of Health has sanctioned a doctor it says reused syringes, putting patients at risk for disease. Health officials said Dr. Augustus Marsella reused disposable syringes for vitamin B-12 injections, which he administered... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

A doctor who works for CDC 's National Immunization Program and a 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Cleaning Works

Table of Contents Sharing Needles and HIV Infection Drug Treatment Programs New Needles Needle Exchange Programs Cleaning Needles Taking Care of Yourself and Others Sharing Needles and HIV Infection Injection drug use (IDU)... Read more »
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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 »

Broken Skin On Nipples + Saliva. Should I Worry?

Posted by darien, 1 Reply
About three weeks ago I hooked up with this guy. We both went down on each other and kissed a lot. He got really rough with my nipples using his teeth. The next few days they were a little scabby. I then find out that the guy has HIV. He says that... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
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HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia



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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »