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Gas Pump Needle And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV, there are no documented cases of transmission outside of a health-care setting. CDC has received inquiries about used needles left by HIV-infected injection drug users in coin return slots of pay phones, the underside of gas pump handles, and on movie theater seats. Some reports have falsely indicated that CDC "confirmed" the presence of HIV in the needles. CDC has not tested such needles nor has CDC confirmed the presence or absence...
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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Ive heard that many people got pricked with HIV and a sticker put on them that said "welcome to my world" or "welcome to the aids club." Im really dumbfounded about the whole thing, and Id like to know if you can help me know whats going on at... Read more »

HIV in needle

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...question has been answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna).Your risk for infection when coming into contact with discarded... Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it.
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...(Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful! You should never share needles. #1- HIV could be in their blood and they don't know it yet. #2- Other viruses (Hep C) or dangerous... Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it.
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...HIGH. (Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful! Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...which may frighten the public, are being circulated on the Internet. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, is spread by sexual contact (anal, vaginal, or oral) or by sharing needles and/or syringes with someone who is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

...I have read stories on the Internet about people getting stuck by needles in phone booth coin returns, movie theater seats, gas pump handles, and other places. One story said that CDC reported similar incidents about improperly discarded needles... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Red Pumps Help Bring Attention to AIDS

...across the nation to wear red shoes on Wednesday to bring attention to the day's designation as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Chicago-based bloggers Lovette Ajayi, of AwesomelyLuvvie.com , and Karyn Brianne Watkins, of ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Vets Face an HIV Risk From Hospital Pumps

...while receiving care at the hospital. VAMC said there is a slight risk of infection for patients who underwent colonoscopies and gastrointestinal procedures from May 2004 to March 4, said John Vara, the hospital's chief of staff. Back-flow from... Read more »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
...found that a man ( far from me )starred at me and held a white stick on his hand ( just white stick ... I don't know , if it's needle or not T______T it was very dark !!! ) I didn't think anything until I got home and check my butt ... my god... Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and I didn't find any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no... Read more »