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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
Ask the Experts

Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C at clinic

I know this is going to annoy you a but its been on my mind and I think maybe an expert as yourself can put it to rest. I would normally ask the CDC so as not to take your time but it seems like they tell you to get tested for everything since...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."annoying" on the forum...All people have a right to "peace of mind" as they say.I can tell you think that you are probably not at risk and yes...I agree. I would not recommend testing based on this event.Best regards.... Read more »

Does this look like a syringe in his pants?

I was making out with this guy (the one on the left) and noticed something sticking out of his pants. Copy and paste the link BUT PLEASE DON'T POST ON THE SITE!!! For confidential reasons. It looked like a syringe and this man is known to be HIV+....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...action.Dr. BobAre my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection Mar 16, 2007Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was responded and it told me I had ZERO-Risk! However, I'm still a little worried and... Read more »

12 years old and i have a question about chewing gum and hiv. i will donate $20 (HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED, 2009)

Hi, I was sent here by my mom. she said you'd be able to help me out. My uncle just got diagnosed with hiv and since that ive been so afraid of it. here is my question, i was visiting my cousin's college campus and he took me in one of his classes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV and an HIV-negative person.Blood exposure. This can occur through injection drug use when an HIV-negative person shares syringes with an HIV-positive person. Blood-exposure transmission can also occur if an HIV-positive person is actively... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home, yes, sheets can be washed (use detergent with bleach) and dried without any risk of transmission. I'll reprint some information below regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home.Thank you for... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

...syringe distribution. SEP services were decentralized, and the number of distribution sites was increased. Limits on the number of syringes available were removed. The health authority began requiring local health clinics to provide sterile... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Fact Sheet 494 has more information on individual drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs.... Read more »
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Very Stressed, OCD , Sleepless . Can anyone help

Posted by sam111, 1 Reply
...test . I thought they would Follow the safety precautions But they did not . I would say you the scenario please say me the risk factors . While having Blood test they picked my finger with hand to get a drop of blood on glass plate ( I touched... Read more »

I am fearful of the syringe!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I took the rapid test and it came back negative after 08 weeks... But I am very worried, since I am fearful of seeing the syringe, so i turned away when the doc began to draw blood from my vein... I am afraid that the doc forgot to change the... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

hiv from fingering?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...mild cold (so did a friend of mine, he drank after me before I got the cold). the timing of this is a bit errie. is there any risk of getting hiv from that situation? Read more »