Hiv Exposure Risk From Needle Tear
Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Ask the Experts
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The first question I have is why was your trainer giving you an injection and what was he injecting? Certainly a percutaneous stick with a hollow-bore needle used on an HIVer is a risk for HIV acquisition. The degree of risk depends on many... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThere is no way to calculate your prcise risk of either hep B or HIV from what sounds like a relatively low-risk exposure, but hep B is far more contagious than HIV, so the odds are higher that you'd get hepatitis than you'd get HIV. If... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,As a health care worker I would hope you would know exactly what to do in the case of an occupational exposure. It should have been an important part of your medical training and orientation to your current position wherever it is in the field... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »
Connect With Others
Posted by skrskr2, 1 ReplyHi. Last night I had an encounter whereby I was briefly anally penetrated unprotected by a man I did not know. The encounter lasted maximum a minute before I came to my senses and stopped it. It was in a public cruising ground, so when working out... Read more »
Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 ReplyI am a gay male who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex.
These are the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.
He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.
Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAnyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »
Guides for People With HIV