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Hiv Risk And Blood Test Needle

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...risky behavior and that you were not exposed to any HIV-infected fluids. The only way to know for sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately . Ask whether...
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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of these symptoms I believe point to hepatitis C. However, no fever or weight lossat least not yet. On a side note, I took a blood test, precisely the comprehensive metabolic panel plus lipid panel, last Tuesday (Aug 19th) and all the results... Read more »

HIV risk from bloodtest

Dear Dr. Frascino,A few days ago I had a routine blood test at my PCP's office. The nurse had a very large bandage on her right palm, but it was falling off and did not consist of waterproof material (I have former wound care experience). The nurse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk for the incident you describe is nonexistent. Neither worrying nor HIV testing is warranted!Happy Holidays!Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood. Read more »

hiv symptoms?

I have a 21 yr old son who is a IV heroin addict for the past year. He claims he has never shared a needle but has shared a spoon and cotton on several ocassions. Last week he became sick with swollen glands a high fever between 101 and 103 for 7...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm glad your son is in a detox program. Even though he never shared a needle, there is still some risk of bloodborne diseases from sharing other drug paraphernalia. Your son needs to be screened for HIV and hepatitis.His symptoms could Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan ultrasound or biopsy of your liver. You will thendiscuss Hep C treatment... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(WB) result is unclear. The entire HIV test must be repeated with a new blood sample, usually several weeks after the first blood test. Indeterminate results usually occur if the test is performed just as the person begins to seroconvert. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
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is this a risk?

Posted by mslatinpear, 1 Reply
...Hi all. So here's the story. Yesterday I had a blood test at my doctors. so i went into the nurses office and she had me sit in a chair where she does the blood tests. there was something Read more »

multiple infections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you get syphillis hiv and hep c can that delay antibodies to hiv ? and can your syphillis blood test be false negative if you do have hiv? Read more »

Educate me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and HIV poped up and freaked me out. The stress set in and every ache became a symptom. I had my physical a week later, all blood test normal including an HIV test, neg. I still have anxieties. Can someone tell me the risk factor of oral, man... Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...possibility that he did). I didn't bleed but the very tip of the needle might of punctured my skin. My question is if I am at risk of getting HIV. Again, it was a solid needle, and i think only the tip punctured my skin(i did not bleed), but the... Read more »