How Long Can HIV Live On A Needle Tip

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RN stuck with HIV infected blunt tip needle

A couple of days ago I was re-flushing an emergently placed central line on an HIV + patient with a metal blunt tipped needle. (same needle used to flush another port)The syringe had some blood in it. I missed the injection port and stuck the distal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evaluate and manage PEP-related side effects and toxicities and arrange for and interpret post-PEP HIV tests out to six months. Long-term side effects from a course of properly prescribed and monitored courses of PEP would be rare. However,... Read more »

$300 Scared MOM! Actual donation, no b.s promises! Verge of Divorce

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Florist needs answers :(

So I work at a flower shop. We have a lady who decorates packaged candles, gift, etc.. When I went... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...who inserts his penis into an infected partner also is at risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Not having (abstaining from) sex is the... Read more »
Housing Works

A Night Out With NYC's Thriving Needle-Exchange Peer Outreach Program

...HIV-positive, and CitiWide Harm Reduction was able to set her up with an apartment. Unfortunately, for people who don't have AIDS, there are fewer housing options available in New York City. People with AIDS in New York City are given housing... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically significant have been found. Tips: With other powerful, newer drugs on the market, the twice-daily injectable Fuzeon has truly become a medicine of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...remembering to take their medications. This is where support from family and friends may come in. Also ask your doctor and local AIDS service agencies for help. Being consistent about taking your HIV drugs may be the best way to treat, and even... Read more »