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Hiv Risk And Blood Test Needle

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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 syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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needle stick risks from HIV positive patient

While taking care of a patient in the hospital, I was drawing blood using a butterfly needle (a very small needle connected to a flexible catheter). After discarding the needle in the sharps container and walking back to the patients bedside, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The odds of HIV infection from the kind of experience you describe are extremely low. For your own peace of mind, I encourage you to see your own health care provider right away for baseline tests. If you do not have documentation of your present... Read more »

HIV risk from blood draw during a test "Hiv non sexual transmission"

Hello,I know that my question seems a little bit, or more, unreasonable, but I kindly ask for an answer to ease my mind.6 weeks ago I went for a routinely blood work. The results from my tests were ok, but since I never saw the lab tech open a new...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Believe it or not, you're not the first person to bring up this question. However, rest assured that there is <b>no risk</b> from the situation that you've described. Only professionals who have been... 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 »

i know through the needle hiv blood die soon , what about into the syringe?

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q224075.htmlI fully understand what you say, but how long blood can be alive into a syringe, Then it go THROUGH the needle?does it die as soon it out of the body...?? i mean the blood in the syringe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way to tell you exactly. Virus can live for quite awhile in a syringe but decays with time. Therefore, the more time, the less virus present and the lower the risk of infection. Your situation is bizarre. As you are so worried, I... Read more »
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Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt and in reply with one of the needles he lightly poked me... Read more »

Pregnant and terrified. Blood Exposure, my risk?

Posted by Leayna, 2 Replies
I had a short hospital stay due to a possible pulmonary embolism due to my blood clot disorder and me being pregnant. While I was there an aid came in to take my vitals.

Once she took the finger cuff (The thing that takes your heart rate and blood... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »