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Myths About Hiv Postive Needles At Gas Pumps

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HIV Gas Pumps

Hi Doc,I recently read online that there have been some incidents of hiv needles hidden under gas pump handles. I have really bad anxiety and after i finished pumping gas i saw m index finger blood under my skin but no pain or bleeding. Would i have...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This is a hoax and not true. See below the statement from the CDC regarding needle sticks that occur outside of the health care system."While it is possible to get infected with HIV if you are stuck with a needle that is... Read more »

scared nurse - 2 postive ELISA

Dr. Bob,I am a 25 y/o female who recently graduated from nursing school. I am currently working as... Read more »

Needle stick but patient was HIV negative

I was starting an IV with a 20 gauge and the needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV-positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials Get the Facts! Introduction There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an... Read more »
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HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

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Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths

by Laura Whitehorn



April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about life behind bars and raising questions about... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
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Urban Legends and Folklore
HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia



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On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
Hello Everyone, I don't know, but I hope their might be some other women out there in my situation so that we can talk, share, vent, and even scream if we want to about this subject of the "Down Low" men in the African American community.

First, I... Read more »