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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Reused Needle

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...you cannot get the health care and treatment you need if you do not know your HIV status. Being unaware of your status also means that you could pass HIV to others without knowing it. For women who plan to become pregnant, testing is especially important. If a woman is infected with HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby. If you test HIV-negative you can take steps to stay...
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needle prick

i was recently slept with someone i didn't know for too long. I'm concerned that she might have pricked me with a needle on my pinis. I did std tests, about 10 days later, but i'm concerned that the results wont be accurate because of the window...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You're concerned that someone might have pricked your "pinis" with a needle??? Dude, don't you think you would have noticed if someone pricked your prick? I'm absolutely positive I would, because I'd be Read more »

please....for my sanity

Hello Dr. Bob, I know this is probably what you would categorize as a QTND....however, its driving me nuts. I am a nervous and suspicious person by nature however something happened recently that is really bothering me.My daughter was recently ill...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, this is a QTND (question that never dies).Needles are never reused in medical facilities.Yes, you are a nervous and suspicious person.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. Read more »

Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill... Read more »

accidental needle poke

to whom it may concern,A long story short I work in a pharmacy & a lady came to purchase a single pack of insulin needles.I went back to get a different type of needles since the lady said the needles where too short. Well after I was done with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...not the size she wanted - then you got poked. Discuss the incident with your boss and get baseline serologies and follow-up testing if you have any other concerns. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Only Drop-in Needle Exchange Center in Minnesota Closes Due to Lack of Funding

...administer needles for such programs, Lauri Wollner, executive director of the program said. She added, "The federal ban has had a long-term impact. We spend almost $40,000 a year on needles and about $5,000 a year on disposal (of used needles)."... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Needle Sharing by Drug Users a Dangerous Sign

...Kharrat about developing a pilot program to raise HIV awareness, something not previously offered by Freedom. "Even with my long experience, I didn't ask much about sharing needle practices and unsafe sex," said El Kharrat. "But when we... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...There's no way to tell by looking at them. When the uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your hand has no open cuts or sores. Sexual assault or rape can result in infection if the attacker is HIV... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im just craving attention.... Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv Read more »