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 »

Please help.. (NEEDLE STICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Well, I went to this rave for the first time and I have been hearing rumors about crazy lifeless... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 Read more »
The Body

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... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated needles, straws, spoons and otherdrug... Read more »
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Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia Related Articles Welcome to the World of AIDS! More AIDS/HIV Sneak Attacks Pump at Your Own Risk! About: HIV Myths Dateline: 03/24/99 Word comes to... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very small nic of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I am just wondering since I am concerned that I contracted the HIV virus if it is possible for someone that is demented and HIV positive to take a syringe filled with their blood and go around Read more »