Odds Of Infection Reused Needle

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transmission of hiv through touching the infected needle and subsequently drawing blood from other person

Dr Bob, Please answer my question I am in great anexity. I have sucked the nipple of a prostitute and went of rapid test after 03 week and 07 week. But at the time of my second test the person was drawing blood had some casual approach. He had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. That includes both the nipple-sucking and blood-drawing incidents! Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated.Be well. Stop... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. State Health Officials Inform 628 Patients About Doctor's Misuse of Needles, Potential Infections, From 2000 to 2005

...caused the potential contamination of multidose vials. The blood of a patient with one virus could, by backing up through the needle and entering the vials, be transmitted to another person when that vial of medicine was reused. Investigators... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: Reuse of Needle at Hospital Infects 50 with Hepatitis C

...infections occurred when Hill, a nurse-anesthetist in the hospital's pain treatment clinic, repeatedly used the same syringe and needle to give a sedating medication to patients before medical procedures. Crutcher said the nurse drew enough... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Frequent Participation in Needle-Exchange Programs Does Not Increase Risk of HIV Infection, Study Says

... Contrary to an earlier study, more frequent participation in needle-exchange programs does not increase risk of HIV infection among injection drug users, according to a study published in the February Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: In-Hospital Needle Exchange Seen Cutting Infection Risk

... Two doctors in Saint John are hoping to establish, within six months, a needle exchange for hospitalized injection drug users (IDUs). IDUs typically continue injecting while hospitalized and may hide or Read more »
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infection through needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to get test done after 14 weks of my last exposure. still waiting on results. I am not sure if the lady over there used a new needle or not. I thought about asking but didn't wanted to offend her. I know I should have asked, stupid me, now I am... Read more »

purposely infected by nurse with dirty needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The nurse in my doctor office is a crazy murderer she purposely used a dirty neddle to infect me because I complained to the doctor about her habit not to wear gloves or whash her hands.My test is ready but the specialist has not call back yet ,I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... 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 Read more »