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 »

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Florist needs answers :(

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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 »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
........I don't know this spot have before this or not ...... .I've cried a lot and thought that maybe , that man stabbed me by a + HIVneedle . Guys , I want to know that : 1) does it hurt when you are stabbed by a needle ? or don't feel anything (... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for 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 »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous fact in the vein. Either way, this means that blood enters the syringe and several microliters will probably remain in the tip of the syringe after the syringe is emptied. For drug injectors, this blood residue can also infect the water and... Read more »