Is It Safe To Use The Finger Prick Hiv Test

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Got Injection Pricked..

I am a healthcare professional... today evening i gave an IM injection to a patient (HIV STATUS UNKNOWN) and accidently pricked myself with slight blood oozing on pressing the finger... though i asked his previous sexual and medical history......
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...patient, different courses of action would be recommended, from documenting the incident only (no risk) to recommencing follow-up HIV testing for the health care worker (low risk) to trying to evaluate the HIV status of the source and, if... Read more »

Finger Prick Hand Job

Dr. Bob,First, let me thank you for the compassionate work you are doing. I am sending a donation... Read more »
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Texas: Get Tested for HIV, Get Free Concert Tickets

...rate in the entire state of Texas. Three-quarters of Harris County HIV numbers come out of District 146." Free, confidential HIV tests, either finger-prick or oral swab, will be offered at outreach events sponsored by the St. Hope Foundation and... Read more »
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tested at six weeks

Posted by justsayno, 2 Replies
...sexual health clinic with me but I declined. I didnt catch any little STI's from him with the results, I had a fingerprickHIV test yesterday at 6 weeks (44 days not including the day it happened) which came back negative, he is telling me that... Read more »


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 »

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 FingerPrick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Read more »

testing questions

Posted by panicked1, 2 Replies
...I had a bj from a csw ive had a bunch of rapid tests all the way out to 97 days all negative they were the oraquick advanced fingerprick. This is what is scaring me I have had diarrhea for almost 3 months had a colonoscopy were they biopsied my... Read more »
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