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Picked Myself With A Dirty Needle Hiv

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hepatitis from picking nose with dirty finger nails

If you pick your nose with dirty fingernails is it possible to get hepatitis?If you had just wiped the floor with your hands then picked your nose straight after (accidentally of course)?is it possible that traces of (potentially infected) blood...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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No.If this is something that you find yourself thinking about often and that causes you undue stress you may want to think about the source of that anxiety.Why is Hepatitis itself a concern? Are you around people with Hepatitis a lot?Hope this is... Read more »

acquiring HIV from dirty needle at STD clinic

Hi,I understand that I sound ignorant even asking this question but it has been on my mind in the... Read more »

Dirty EMG needle poke.

Dr. Please Im going insane, On January 24, 2001 I believe I was poked with a solid (EMG) needle, I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Russia: Censorship and Dirty Needles Fuel HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Russian health advocates are alarmed over the "draconian silencing" of online information about harm-reduction approaches to injection drug use. Russia has one of the world's largest populations of IDUs. On Feb. 3, the Federal Drug Control Service... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Prisoners Sharing More Than Dirty Needles

The recent National Prison Entrants' Blood-Borne Virus Survey found that 34 percent of Australian prisoners are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), compared to 1 percent of the general community. The report showed that 56 percent of injecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research Suggests Dirty Needles Bigger Cause of African AIDS Than Thought

The World Health Organization's long-held position that dirty needles cause 2.5 percent of African HIV exposures is actually "conservative," said a leading researcher at WHO, prompting questions about a global AIDS bill focused mainly on unsafe sex.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Officials Eye State Dirty Needle Deal

While local needle exchange programs (NEPs) throughout the state are serving more clients every year, a measure is being considered in the Massachusetts Senate that would legalize non-prescription sales of hypodermic needles in pharmacies. In 2004,... Read more »
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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 »

Dirty needlestick at work. Pregnant. Worried sick.

Posted by Nurse1986, 2 Replies
On 12/19 I stuck myself with a dirty needle after giving an IM injection. The patient is a teenager with no "high risks" and agreed to an hiv test. After three agonizing days; his test came back negative. I mentioned this to my OB and she said I... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »

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 »