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Needle Accident And Hiv

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RE: Dr. Bob please don't ignore was your infection really a needle stick accident??? (DR. BOBS OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob!Why do you even bother to answer to people like this and tell them about your private life and your partners?What a disgusting thing to ask!D. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D.,Thanks for your support.As for why I respond to interesting, innuendo-filled questions regarding my HIV infection, I try to use every opportunity to increase awareness, point out hateful HIV/AIDS stigma and generally enlighten those who... Read more »

Phlebotomy accident: Panicking

I have been HIV infected for 5 years. Earlier this week, I was made to be a guinea pig for a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Recommends Prophylactic Antiretroviral Drug Regimen for People Exposed to HIV Through Unprotected Sex, Shared Needles

CDC on Thursday in a "major policy shift" recommended that people exposed to HIV through unprotected sexual intercourse, sexual assault, shared needles or accidents receive immediate treatment with antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection, the AP/... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

A recent report by the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing found that 48% of the 5,000 nurses polled had been injured by a needle previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barbara Garrison, AIDS Activist, Dead at 45 from AIDS Complications

Barbara Garrison, an AIDS activist and former blood technician who said she contracted the virus from a needle accident while drawing blood, has died from complications of AIDS. She was 45. Garrison, a Stevensville, Mich., resident, died Monday at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Provincetown Hosts One of Few Needle Swaps

Operated by the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Provincetown's needle exchange program (NEP) is one of only four in the state. The others operate in Boston, Cambridge and Northampton. But... Read more »
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My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

scratched by a needle

Posted by adam8888, 1 Reply
i work as a GP at the airport quarantine, i accidently got pricked (actually scratched) by a needle after giving an african patient an IM injection
i don't know his hiv status
the needle didn't have any visible blood on it , & the injury was... Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work in a bad area of downtown Vancouver its the east side and anyone tht is from canada or comes to Vancouver often will know how bad it is and how much IV drug users we have down on tht part of town but i was jw if you say got pricked by a... Read more »