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Hiv Needle Prick

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hiv from needle prick in africa

HiI am currently voluntering in Kenya and I was working with some ladies on a bag making project we run. I took a needle from one of them and it pricked my skin. I did not notice any bleeding after. I am concerned that I may have contracted Hiv if...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. The needle would need to have gone deep enough to allow access to the bloodstream. It's also not likely that the tip of the non-hollow needle would have enough blood to transmit the virus.... Read more »

Hiv through needle prick.:*

Thanks for your previous responce .As it is said that if both wound are bleeding actively then the... Read more »

Hiv through open wound from needle prick

I went and tested for hiv at an anonymous site, after 10 weeks post exposure period. My finger was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

To reduce the risk of hepatitis and HIV, there are now disposal containers in all public restrooms aboard Washington state's 29 ferries, which transport more than 68,000 passengers daily. The red plastic containers, stamped with the biohazard... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware: Senator Won't Quit on Needle Exchange

Delaware has the nation's fifth-highest HIV infection rate, and about 43 percent of the state's AIDS cases are attributed to IV drug use, compared with just 25 percent nationally. Delaware law requires a prescription to buy or possess a hypodermic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas Officials Studying Needle-Exchange Program; District Attorney Says People Distributing Needles Do Not Have Immunity

Health officials in Bexar County, Texas, are considering if they should launch the state's first needle-exchange program in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases, but Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed has said... Read more »
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Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
Hi sorry to bother anyone here but im really looking for a bit of advice. Ive been living with an issue now for 3 years regarding something which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can... Read more »

Needle prick jokes at school !

Posted by Gianerick, 1 Reply
Hey i have posted here two times before , first for hiv through earrings and someone told me i was ok and that i didnt have nothing !

Then i posted about fingering a girl called ( hand sex) and they told me that fingering is no hiv risk from that ! Read more »

Needle prick

Posted by Kengianerick, 1 Reply
Hey , i have a really big question , on december 3 2012 i recieved a needle prick in school guy were doing jokes and i didnt know they were giving hand shakes with the needle on the hand and someone gave me a hand shake and pricked me , now is... Read more »