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Needle Prick Hiv Myth

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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 saying needle had HIV VIRUS on the tip and now they are member of HIV family. the person died of because of shock in next few months. is it poosible...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This is an urban myth. It is not true.... 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.... Read more »

hiv from needle prick in africa

HiI am currently voluntering in Kenya and I was working with some ladies on a bag making project we... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and HCV in U.S. Prisons: Debunking the Myths

Prisoners in the U.S. are much more likely to be livingwith HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) than the generalpublic. Though this may not be surprising, there isa widespread false belief that most inmates living withHIV and HCV were infected while in... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting it Straight: HIV as a Gay Disease Is a Myth That Refuses to Die

"HIV is a gay disease." This is a myth that refuses to die. Misinformation, fear, ignorance and media sensationalism continue to fuel this myth in America. For every one person like me trying to tell the truth about HIV transmission, there seems to... Read more »
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Needle prick jokes at school !

Posted by Gianerick, 1 Reply
Hey i have posted here two times before , first for hiv through earrings and someone told me i was ok and that i didnt have nothing !

Then i posted about fingering a girl called ( hand sex) and they told me that fingering is no hiv risk from that ! Read more »

Needle prick

Posted by Kengianerick, 1 Reply
Hey , i have a really big question , on december 3 2012 i recieved a needle prick in school guy were doing jokes and i didnt know they were giving hand shakes with the needle on the hand and someone gave me a hand shake and pricked me , now is... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
Hi sorry to bother anyone here but im really looking for a bit of advice. Ive been living with an issue now for 3 years regarding something which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can... Read more »