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Hiv From Drawing Blood For Hiv Test

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HIV risk from blood draw during a test "Hiv non sexual transmission"

Hello,I know that my question seems a little bit, or more, unreasonable, but I kindly ask for an answer to ease my mind.6 weeks ago I went for a routinely blood work. The results from my tests were ok, but since I never saw the lab tech open a new...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Believe it or not, you're not the first person to bring up this question. However, rest assured that there is <b>no risk</b> from the situation that you've described. Only professionals who have been... Read more »

HIV risk from standard blood draw

Hello: I was wondering if there is any real possibility of getting infected with HIV from just a... Read more »

Can you get HIV or Hep C from a blood draw?

I went and had my blood drawn the other day, and the nurse brought me back to the room. Then she... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wyoming: HIV Testing Plan Draws Mixed Reviews

CDC's announcement on Thursday recommending HIV testing of people ages 13-64 in routine clinical settings is getting a mixed reception in Wyoming, said Anna Lander, director of the AIDS Education and Training Center in Casper. Lander does not work... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Portable HIV Test Draws Praise and Concern

A rapid and portable HIV test that health officials in Seattle begin using today is raising concern about how to help people who may soon learn, in a public setting, that they have HIV. The local health department plans to use the new test, which... Read more »

Atripla Week 8 Blood Draw: Getting Closer to Undetectable (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . Just a quick video that I shot with my cell phone during a doctor's visit for my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Offers Lucky Draw for Voluntary HIV Tests

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, South Africa's Western Cape province held a promotion in which people testing for HIV were entered in a drawing to win 50,000 rand (US $5,900). "Persuasion has not worked," said Helen Zille, premier of the province.... Read more »
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Infection from a double blood draw?

Posted by litebrite, 1 Reply
The articles I've been looking at have been outdated or in a slightly different scenario from what I've experienced, but I'm still concerned.

Last week, I went in for a medical examination that required an HIV test. I had taken one 3 months prior and... Read more »

I used to draw blood for a living

Posted by Anonymous
I used to draw blood for a living 13 years ago and that I when I
stuck my self with a needle used on an AIDs patient. I have
tunred up negative until one day. I've been with my gay partner
for 15 years. My partner is fine.

November 17, 1987, I was... Read more »

Infection from Blood Draw!?! -Please PLEASE Read-*

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am so happy that I have found this site.

Please help me friends.

Last september 1st I had protected sex with a call girl in her house. I got scared so I got tested for all std's 7 weeks later except hiv since I couldn't do it anonymous the same... Read more »

Infected from a blood drawing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I went to a civil surgeon's office to have a medical examination today. As a part of the medical exam, I had to get my blood tested. The annoying thing is that the doctor didn't wear gloves at all when he drew my blood. He also used his bare hands... Read more »