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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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pin prick with scapel

I am a Surg Tech student and during surgery I pin prick my finger with a scapel that was used on a HIV patient. What are the possibilities that I will contract the HIV? How long/often do I need to be tested to make sure I don't have the virus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Surg Tech,Occupational exposures to HIV and other bloodborne pathogens are fairly common. As a surg tech student, you should have been well briefed on what to do if an occupational exposure occurred. If not, you should advise the director of... Read more »

HIV infection from pin prick

I was helping to remove some materials that were pinned to a noticeboard when i accidentally pricked a finger. I am concerned that the same pin that i have pricked my finger with, had pricked someone else with HIV. In my knowledge, the pins have...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're describing. You can only get HIV when HIV+ body fluid comes out of someone's body and goes directly/immediately inside yours. This could not have happened in... Read more »

DIABETES TEST PIN PINCH ME FROM HIV PATIENT

So i was checking my neighbours blood sugar , talks around the neighbourhood he has hiv but he got a stroke and was discharged from the hospital . So one taking the blood sugar and packing back the pin , pin prick the top of my pinky finger a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. Once the virus leaves the body it starts to die. Within a minutes time it would be unable to infect you. Also, we don't even know for sure if he is HIV positive. Just to be certain, you... Read more »

Pins and HIV

Hi! I'm paranoid about being infected by HIV. Here is why: It was May 13, I was in my P.E. class and my class mate comes up to me and asks for a 'high five'. When my hand slapped his, I felt something pierce my skin and when I looked...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Not a funny joke.The risk of transmission through this route is so unlikely that you should not be worrying about this. The primary route of transmission through blood contact is through needle-sharing, as there is the potential for significant... Read more »
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Pin stick and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This may be a stupid question and some of you out there may laugh, but it is something that is not funny to me.

Earlier tonight, I walked outside with my socks on to put something in my truck (which was parked in the driveway). On my way back... Read more »

Can I Stop Being a Pin Cushion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All

I got my 16 week HIV test. It was NEG. Can I stop testing. I'm really worried that I need to test out to 6 months.

I got the ELISA testfeom ehivtest.com.

I was worried becasue I still have some syptoms. One symptom that popped up is... Read more »

pins and needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is pins and needles a symptom of hiv or is it anxiety. I have had it for almost a week now. I have read that hiv causes neuropathy problems. I get extreme anxiety attacks, especially after a night of drinking coud this be hiv?? Read more »

razor and tattoo pins ...can some 1 effected???

Posted by billi302
hi friends
i came to know that hiv virus dies in air exposure,and if there is hiv+ some blood on razor blade or tattoo pin,how can then person be effected..and it is considered as the low risk factor???..why.
thanks for ur knowledge sharing.
health... Read more »