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I Pinched My Finger With A Syringe Hiv Risk

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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So i was checking my neighbours blood sugar , talks around the neighbourhood he has hiv but he got a stroke and was discharged from the hospital . So one taking the blood sugar and packing back the pin , pin prick the top of my pinky finger a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. Once the virus leaves the body it starts to die. Within a minutes time it would be unable to infect you. Also, we don't even know for sure if he is HIV positive. Just to be certain, you... Read more »

hiv risk after cut on finger

dear dr.Weidman,a few days ago i was at a party.After a few drinks i saw i had a small fresh cut on my finger with small amount of blood on it.Since on that party some of the people seemed to use drugs,is it a high risk if someone scratched me with...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereFirst, I think it is great you are already talking with someone about these anxieties. I think that they are just that and I don't think it is likely at all that anyone poked you with a needle or any other sharp object at the party. It... Read more »

HIV risk from fingering and penis pushed up against anus "Fingering and such"

Hi Dr. Glenn I've just done something that I feel almost sick about. I met a guy online and after talking for awhile he came over my house and aside from making out we also had oral sex and he fingered me. He also put the tip of his penis...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,No need to feel sick or worried. <b>It doesn't sound like you were at risk for HIV</b>. Fingering poses no risk whatsoever. Likewise, his penis never went inside you. Because he didn't go inside you... Read more »

one time heroin injection with clean needle/syringe. symptoms/risk level?

Thanks for reading my questions. I'm having severe anxiety about contracting HIV and was wondering what was the likelihood of being HIV+ and the correspondence of my symptoms.I am a 21 year old, white female in college. Two weeks ago, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, I absolutely agree with you: Injecting heroin is a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to do. Girl, what the hell were you thinking??? The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from sharing works for injection-drug use with a partner... Read more »
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Finger Sucking--HIV Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please help me. I am a married male and recently visited with a woman in a hotel bar. I later discovered that she was a hooker looking for work. During our conversation she took my finger and placed it in her mouth.. sucking on it for about 5-10... Read more »


Posted by anxiousanne, 1 Reply
How long can HIV survive inside of a syringe used to inject drugs? Read more »

Fingering a Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a lap dance in a strip club recently. During the dance I briefly touched the dancer's vaginal area and came into contact with fluid (don't think blood was there) on one finger. Ten minutes later, while driving home, I put the finger in my... Read more »

Female Fingered with Semen: What's My Risk?

Posted by anxious123, 1 Reply
Thanks so much for providing this forum.

I'm worried about an encounter I had 17 days ago with a male of unknown HIV status. I gave him an unprotected blowjob with ejaculation, which I know is an activity that carries some, albeit low, risk.

However... Read more »