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Ocd And Fear About Contaminated Needles In The Lab

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Stuck with a needle contaminated with Hep C.

Hi! First of all, let me say that I am not a medical professional so in other posts I was unable to determine if the situation was like mine. With that being said, yesterday, I was stuck in my finger with a needle my dad uses to give himself...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a very good and important question. Yes, I agree that you need serial testing to see if you have acquired HCV. I would get a HCV RNA and a antibody testing....If you do acquire HCV, the chance that you could spontaneously clear is high at... Read more »

HIV fear and OCD

Dear, I am living in a hostel. We live in dormitories. HIV positive detected colloquies are also... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian State to Resume Polio Vaccination After 8-Month Boycott Due to Rumors of HIV Contamination

The northern Nigerian state of Kano said on Tuesday that it would end its eight-month boycott of polio vaccinations after tests showed that the vaccines were not contaminated with HIV, Reuters reports (Reuters, 7/19). The state had stopped its... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contaminated, Fake AIDS Drugs Flood Black Market in Shortages-Stricken Zimbabwe

On Monday, Zimbabwean Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa called on HIV/AIDS patients to buy their medicines only from registered pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. Drug shortages linked to the country's economic crisis have resulted in AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Not Linked to SIV-Contaminated Polio Vaccines, Study Says

HIV was not introduced into the human population through oral polio vaccines used in the 1950s in Africa that were contaminated with simian immunodeficiency virus, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Needle Exchange Facts

Background and History The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that close to one million individuals are currently living with HIV in the United States. As of June 2000, CDC reported that there have been 753,907 reported... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear all,
I am 30 years old and suffer from OCD. Contamination fears and everything. Here is what happened last saturday. I was at a laundromat washing my clothes. I went to the bathroom and washed my hands.
I used a lot of soap because of my... Read more »

OCD about HIV

Posted by preferanon, 5 Replies
I have OCD about having HIV, my girlfriends dad is away from home quite a lot and his family suspect him to be sleeping with quite a lot of prostitutes, therefore may have STDs including HIV, since then I have feared that (somehow) my girlfriend... Read more »

paralyzed with fear

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Last friday I went to local health clinic for HIV test through blood draw. Between 2 lab workers, they had a confusion and discarded the blood of previous patient. In this commotion I shifted my attention momentarily on to other lady in the meantime... Read more »