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Hiv Exposure Risk From Needle Tear

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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needle stick exposure

this afternoon my trainer gave me an injection at the gym, he was wearing gloves and being very careful, but still managed to prick his index finger with the needle , through the glove(he is hiv- and is aware that i am hiv+) we both panicked, i got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Needle Stick HIV/Hep exposure

Hello,I am a newly hired ER tech. The other day I took a blood sample from an HIV+, Hep B+ patient. After incorrectly withdrawing the needle, the tip of it tapped my glove and i believe it pierced my skin, although i didn't feel any sharp...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There 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 »

needle prick injury - exposure to HIV

I am a health worker & have just pricked myself after giving IM injection to HIV +ve patient. No blood was oozing from my finger. What needs to be done next? Shall I start anti-retroviral therapy rightaway. Pl. advise. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

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
Hi,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 »
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confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

Risks of BRIEF encounter?? (less than a minute of exposure)

Posted by skrskr2, 1 Reply
Hi. 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 »

Pregnant and terrified. Blood Exposure, my risk?

Posted by Leayna, 2 Replies
I had a short hospital stay due to a possible pulmonary embolism due to my blood clot disorder and me being pregnant. While I was there an aid came in to take my vitals.

Once she took the finger cuff (The thing that takes your heart rate and blood... Read more »

6 week after exposure hiv risk.

Posted by confusednsad77, 1 Reply
I dont understand this kind of test i just bought online i tried this test 6 week!! after exposure. UNPROTECTED ORAL SEX and PROTECTED ANAL!! i was the top! the result was negative.

first question is WHAT is safe sex? and i want to know if i did... Read more »