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Once You Use A Lancet For Hiv Testing Is It Reusable

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lancet and test risk

Hello my son and I went to an hiv testing site so i could get tested There was a biohazard box on the ground with plastic teeth at the top. he was playing near it. in the box were only retractable lancets and used oraquik tests from 24 hours prior....
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo risk!HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and most definitely would not be infectious 24 hours later.Again, this is not a risk.Be well, Shannon... Read more »

Reused lancet at test site?

Dear Dr Bob,First let me praise you for you work here. I have learned much from this website. The... Read more »

HIV from reused lancet/needle?

Hi Dr Shannon,About 1 and a half month ago I was tested for HIV. The test was negative and was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet "Confessions of a Condom Lover " (Shelton, Lancet , 12/2). "Does the World Need... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARTs Safe Without Routine Lab Tests, Lancet Study Finds

A Lancet study published online Tuesday validates the safety of administering first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with HIV without routine toxicity and efficacy lab tests, "[b]ut tests of immune-system function might still be a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Studies Find Once-Daily "Quad" Is Safe and Effective

The findings of two large international randomized studies published in The Lancet medical journal indicate that the new once-daily pill combining three antiretrovirals and a booster molecule is a safe and effective alternative to two widely used... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Examines Status of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Programs in Uganda

The Lancet on Saturday examined the Ugandan government's HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, as well as the country's "condom crisis" that "seems to be reversing the country's fortunes" in reducing HIV prevalence. Uganda has a... Read more »
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poked with a dirty lancet that had hiv

Posted by worriedmommy, 1 Reply
i am worried sick i was poked by a very mean person who has hiv am i am worried sick can u catch via a lancet Read more »

Tested Once - ARS related symptoms?

Posted by bbny, 2 Replies
I'm a male. I had a potential exposure a few weeks ago with a woman of unknown status. The condom broke during intercourse and moments later I had put on another because I realized it had broke before we finished. I never ejaculated, even with the... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

Results aren't valid once there's another contact

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Test results are no longer valid once there's another sexual encounter

It's not enough to state you're negative. You have to state what tests were done and whether you've had any sexual contacts since you got tested. Read more »