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How Soon Can U Get Tested For Hiv After Using A Dirty Needle

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acquiring HIV from dirty needle at STD clinic

Hi,I understand that I sound ignorant even asking this question but it has been on my mind in the past few days and I am paranoid. I am a Senior in college and visited a free STD clinic open to the public, in an very underprivileged area where HIV...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Clinics, no matter how poor of an area they are in, are in the habit of reusing needles. Most needle packaging is split on the bottom to make tearing open the sealed package easier. Could that be what you were seeing?HIV that is in the tip... Read more »

Dirty EMG needle poke.

Dr. Please Im going insane, On January 24, 2001 I believe I was poked with a solid (EMG) needle, I... Read more »

Dirty Needle!!! It is possible?

If I was poked with a dirty EMG needle 2 minutes after it was used on another person, what are my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Russia: Censorship and Dirty Needles Fuel HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Russian health advocates are alarmed over the "draconian silencing" of online information about harm-reduction approaches to injection drug use. Russia has one of the world's largest populations of IDUs. On Feb. 3, the Federal Drug Control Service... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Prisoners Sharing More Than Dirty Needles

The recent National Prison Entrants' Blood-Borne Virus Survey found that 34 percent of Australian prisoners are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), compared to 1 percent of the general community. The report showed that 56 percent of injecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Suggests Dirty Needles Bigger Cause of African AIDS Than Thought

The World Health Organization's long-held position that dirty needles cause 2.5 percent of African HIV exposures is actually "conservative," said a leading researcher at WHO, prompting questions about a global AIDS bill focused mainly on unsafe sex.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Patients Not Infected After Tests With Dirty Equipment -- Health Authority

No patients who underwent testing were found to have contracted viruses as a result of unsanitary endoscopy equipment at Victoria General Hospital, the Vancouver Island Health Authority has reported. VIHA notified 463 patients in April that... Read more »
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purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »

Dirty needlestick at work. Pregnant. Worried sick.

Posted by Nurse1986, 2 Replies
On 12/19 I stuck myself with a dirty needle after giving an IM injection. The patient is a teenager with no "high risks" and agreed to an hiv test. After three agonizing days; his test came back negative. I mentioned this to my OB and she said I... Read more »

poked with a dirty lancet that had hiv

Posted by worriedmommy, 1 Reply
i am worried sick i was poked by a very mean person who has hiv am i am worried sick can u catch via a lancet Read more »

HIV from dirty ultrasound wand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
okay for some who dont know there are two types of ultrasounds...one that goes on the stomach, and the other one where they put a wand up your vagina to check out your ovaries. Well recently i just got both of those ultrasound tests done...and I am... Read more »