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Instance Of Hiv Transmission In Blood Sugar Lancet

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sugar lancet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to my basement in my building shoeless. I stepped on a lancet, the ones that are use to check blood sugar. It's a tiny needle, but it did pierce my skin. Is this a risk. I didn't think so cause it was proabably on the floor for a while ... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris?

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Lancet cut my finger, dad has HIV

While recently checking my dads (who is HIV undetectable) blood sugar, I Scraped the side of my finger with the lancet I used on him. I am not too certain if dads blood was on the lancet, however my finger did bleed. I immediately put a alcohol...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission this way is very small. First is because your dad has an undetectable viral load and we know that someone who has this decreases the risk of transmission by up to 96%. Secondly there would need to be a significant... Read more »

Lancet stick

I was stuck with used lancet 24 hours after someone used it. please answer what are my risk for hiv.I don't know the other person hiv status. do I need testing. it was a blood testing unit for sugar level testing. thanks for your help....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. 24 hours after someone uses the lancet there would be no risk of HIV transmission. In fact if for some reason you were stuck just moments after the lancet had been used the... Read more »

Immediate re-used of lancet risk with HIV transmission

Hi, i want to know the risk of HIV transmission from re-used of lancet device that is considering with HIV infection of immediate uses from one to another person performing....
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I regret I am not qualified to answer transmission questions. My area is benefits and workplace issues.... Read more »

Re-used Lancet for HIV Test!!! Transmission Risk

I went for a rapid HIV test today. The guy who pricked my finger actually took a lancet that was on the table already. After he pricked my finger HE PLACED THE LANCET BACK IN THE SPOT ON THE TABLE WHERE HE TOOK IT instead of discarding it! And he...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-HIV does not live well outside of the human body and within a minutes time, the virus starts to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. That being said, a needle stick is a needle stick. And if you have true concern that the needle was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet "Confessions of a Condom Lover " (Shelton, Lancet , 12/2). "Does the World Need... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Mexico: Blood Sugar Test Goes Bad at Event

Due to a medical error, up to 55 people who underwent free blood glucose screenings recently at Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV. University of New Mexico... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ART Associated With Reduced Risk of HIV Transmission to Sexual Partners, Study Shows

Research published in the Lancet online Thursday "provides the strongest evidence to date" that antiretroviral therapy (ART) might also be used to prevent transmission of HIV, Agence France-Presse reports. The observational study found that... Read more »