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Finger Pricked - HIV+

My sister in law is HIV+ and she pricked her finger (blood drawn) on a sprig of holly in a holiday table decoration. A few minutes later (about 3) my 13 year old daughter went to remove the decoration from the table and accidentally pricked her...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...be transmitted, and while it is possible that they were in this case, it is highly unlikely. Blood from your sister-in-law's finger would have had to come into contact with your daughter's bloodstream (meaning that the positive blood would need... Read more »

Any risk from fresh-finger prick exposure to HIV Blood?

Hi Ryan, I need to ask you a very frank question and are hoping that you will give me your honest... Read more »

Paranoia

Okay, so I am currently a medical student, and I have no idea what is possessing me to act this... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Experts Pushing for Rapid HIV Testing

...testing are available in about 30 minutes. While conventional testing requires whole blood, rapid HIV testing can be done with a finger prick. Making rapid testing available at clinics also would dissuade some people from buying potentially... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Get Tested for HIV, Get Free Concert Tickets

...state of Texas. Three-quarters of Harris County HIV numbers come out of District 146." Free, confidential HIV tests, either finger-prick or oral swab, will be offered at outreach events sponsored by the St. Hope Foundation and other participating... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Continued Very High Prevalence of HIV Infection in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study

...under longitudinal demographic surveillance since 2000 was used for the analysis. Researchers identified and approached for finger-prick HIV testing all residents (women ages 15-40; men ages 15-54) and a sample of non-residents ("migrants") who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Issues Surrounding Launch of Lesotho's Campaign to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone Over Age 12

...and train thousands more volunteers to help implement the program. People will be asked who they would prefer administer the "finger-prick" HIV test, which provides results "in minutes" -- either a community member or "outsiders to preserve... Read more »
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Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Read more »

Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...I had a finger prick HIV test done. Result - negative. 10 days later I went to a homeless/drug addict shelter with a community group. We fed, Read more »

tested at six weeks

Posted by justsayno, 2 Replies
...come down to the sexual health clinic with me but I declined. I didnt catch any little STI's from him with the results, I had a finger prick HIV test yesterday at 6 weeks (44 days not including the day it happened) which came back negative, he is... Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...blood pressure and pulse and also hemoglobin hematocrit test. That hemoglobin hematocrit test is getting a neddle prick on your finger so they can get a drop of blood to test for hemoglobin hematocrit. You have to pass these tests do be able to... Read more »