Hiv Needle Attack Rumors

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HIV infection through "needle attacks"?

a person with blood in a syringe from a hiv +ve pt. goes in public pricking people. will those people get aids?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. The stories about people getting infected with HIV during "needleattacks", have been circulating around the Internet for years. You may hear many versions of these stories (people getting infected Read more »

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