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Needle Prick Hiv Myth

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical... Read more »

needle prick injury - exposure to HIV

I am a health worker & have just pricked myself after giving IM injection to HIV +ve patient. No... Read more »

Prick of needle and AIDS

I have heard of instances when people say that someone sat on a needle with a note attached to it... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

...To reduce the risk of hepatitis and HIV, there are now disposal containers in all public restrooms aboard Washington state's 29 ferries, which transport more than 68,000 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...to expedite shipping your sample to the lab) or standard 7-10 day results. Home Access uses a blood sample from a finger prick, which you then send to a certified laboratory for testing. You must call a toll-free number to register your sample... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Confidentiality and HIV Testing

...stores. The only home test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is the Home Access test. The testing procedure involves pricking your finger, placing drops of blood on a specially treated card, then mailing the card in for testing at a... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...temperature, 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... Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 needle if it would give you HIV if the needle was infected and ive never had a shot before so i dont know... Read more »

Can anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the most bizarre way to contract hiv ? how did it happen ? this isnt a myth its just a question ide like to know about Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
...remains constant. I guess what id liek to really know is how likley is it that i could have contracted Hiv from that needle prick in the club? i wasnt even sure if it was genuine, could just have been someone fooling arounf trying to worry me. ... Read more »