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How Many Times Can You Use The Needle For Finger Prick Test With Hiv

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical... Read more »

finger pricked by HCV patient needle

Hi,Six days before my wife was helping her mother who is HCV patient in insulin injection. after... Read more »

Any risk from fresh-finger prick exposure to HIV Blood?

Hi Ryan, I need to ask you a very frank question and are hoping that you will give me your honest... Read more »
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...though I've been contracting HIV every day or so from bizarre conditions. Just to name a few: haircuts, waitresses with cuts on fingers, gingivitis, people pricking me with needles, blood coming in contact with cuts on my body (I have a mean... Read more »
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...though I've been contracting HIV every day or so from bizarre conditions. Just to name a few: haircuts, waitresses with cuts on fingers, people pricking me with needles, blood coming in contact with cuts on my body (I have a mean cat), or fluids... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...blood pressure and pulse and also hemoglobin hematocrit test. That hemoglobin hematocrit test is getting a neddle prick on your finger so they can get a drop of blood to test for hemoglobin hematocrit. You have to pass these tests do be able to... Read more »

weird timing or bad luck?

Posted by axe01, 1 Reply
...haven't had any other risky sexual encounters in six months, is this all coincidence and bad timing? I have gone to the doctor 3 times now, did blood tests (other than stds since HIV wouldnt come up at the time anyway.) I have gone over the... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
...but now I have to do the blood thing again. Has this happend to anyone else? Of course I will do it again but hopefully this time it will be enough I mean do they need me to open a vein or what. Thanks for listening. Lynn Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Read more »