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Odds Of Contracting HIV Reused Needle

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Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...results incorrectly, and then (the latest fear) is that when they draw my blood up for testing, they are using a dirty, infected needle. I'm stuck in this horrible cycle of fear... once I finally manage to alleviate one fear and tell myself I'm... Read more »

HIV risk from dog bite same as needle stick?

This question is a bit strange but it makes sence. Can a person get HIV from a dogs bite after it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs Should Be Available in Texas to Curb Spread of HIV, Opinion Piece Says

...or possession of syringes for [the] purpose of injecting illegal drugs." He adds, "As the state with the fourth-highest HIV/AIDS rate in the nation, this is not a lone star of which we can be proud." Martin writes, "Supported by repeated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey's Needle-Exchange Programs Could Prevent Increased Number of HIV Cases Among IDUs, Officials Say

... A needle-exchange program in Newark, New Jersey, this year could help prevent the use and circulation of more than 130,000 contaminated Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange referrals, see the list of links to exchange web sites ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I... Read more »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
........I don't know this spot have before this or not ...... .I've cried a lot and thought that maybe , that man stabbed me by a + HIV needle . Guys , I want to know that : 1) does it hurt when you are stabbed by a needle ? or don't feel anything (... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone ever contracted HIV by sitting on a needle around the tailbone area ? and what are the chances of contracting it ? Read more »

HIV in Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Have any of you sat on an IV needle before ? have you heard of anyone sitting on a needle and contracted HIV ? What are the chances of sitting on one ? if i did sit on one would i know ? Read more »

Sitting on IV needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been any cases of people sitting on needles and contracting HIV ? what are the chances of tht happening ? Read more »