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Is Reused Needle Safe

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Needle worry...very very worried (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went to a Club/Bar in China and i was wearing my Jeans (and also underwear inside the jeans)i was standing and suddenly i felt a sting kind of stuff on my right butt cheek. I tried to feel for what happened(after around 2 second) but cudnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A "sting kind of stuff on (your) right butt cheek"???? Oh my. Your "needle worry" is really needless worry! (See below.)To answer your specific questions:1.No, there are no documented cases of psychotic HIV-infected syringe-wielding Read more »

Tattoo: Reused needle but inkless

My friend had a tattoo gun, there were about 7 who had used that same needle but all of them were... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lax Needle Use in Clinics Raises Alarm

...of the accreditation process for non-hospital facilities. While most health care workers are aware of the dangers of reusing needles, other safety guidelines, such as disposing of syringes after each use, are not always followed. "It isn't that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Needle Exchange Questions and Answers

...number of contaminated syringes on the streets? No. Needle exchange programs actually encourage individuals to bring back dirty needles to trade them in at the needle exchange site. In fact, the discarding of used, infectious needles on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

...published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than Vancouver's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Province Announces Program to Safely Dispose of Needles

...needle disposal program, titled "Don't Get Stuck." Free containers will be available for residents to safely dispose of syringes, needles, lancets, and EpiPens. The disposal bins can be obtained at PEI pharmacies, AIDS PEI, the Diabetes... Read more »
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Needles

Posted by Anonymous
...No I was jw if it is possible or if anyone has heard of it before ? sitting on needles ? Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »

Needles taped to chairs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sounds crazy but it truely isnt because ive heard of people putting needles on chairs by taping them on there, just the needle so ppl sit on it, has there been any records of someone getting HIV bcuz of Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone ever contracted HIV by sitting on a needle around the tailbone area ? and what are the chances of contracting it ? Read more »