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Gas Pump Needle And Hiv

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HIV Gas Pumps

Hi Doc,I recently read online that there have been some incidents of hiv needles hidden under gas pump handles. I have really bad anxiety and after i finished pumping gas i saw m index finger blood under my skin but no pain or bleeding. Would i have...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This is a hoax and not true. See below the statement from the CDC regarding needle sticks that occur outside of the health care system."While it is possible to get infected with HIV if you are stuck with a needle that is... Read more »

Needle stick but patient was HIV negative

I was starting an IV with a 20 gauge and the needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Help for the At-Risk; Volunteers Fight HIV With Free Needles, Condoms

Throughout a recent Monday evening, a slow trickle of drug addicts and prostitutes stopped by an unmarked white van parked on Knickerbocker Ave. in Bushwick to get drug needles and condoms. Iris, a 28-year-old Manhattan escort, relapsed heroin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Farmers With HIV/AIDS Threatened With Tear Gas After Protest for Medical Files

On Nov. 21 in Beijing, authorities roughed up and detained 15 AIDS patients from Henan province -- the epicenter of a state-sanctioned, blood-buying scandal in the 1990s -- who were demanding better medical care and access to their medical records.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Trimeris, Roche Testing Effectiveness of Needle-Free Injector to Deliver Antiretroviral Fuzeon, Boost Drug's Sales

Durham, N.C.-based Trimeris and Swiss drug maker Roche in an effort to increase sales of their antiretroviral drug Fuzeon -- which needs to be injected twice a day -- are testing whether the drug can be administered using the needle-free device... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
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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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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

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GAS - Yes, I know - it s a subject some consider too silly to discuss and many of us simply accept as part of the package but man - it is bad. Am on Viramune/Truvada. Have done food allergy tests etc to no avail. Am lactose intolerant but that is it... Read more »