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Poked By Needle With Hiv

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Transmission of HIV From Being Poked With a Needle At a Rave

Hello,I've been reading ur website and had a question myself regarding the transmission of HIV through needles. I was at a rave party about 6 months ago, when I came back home I noticed a bruise on my left wrist. I was so scared that I might...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Dear John, This is a big "if". Although cases of documented transmission through needle sticks exist, they have been few and mostly among health care workers, e.g., nurses or lab technicians who knew for a fact that they had been stuck... Read more »

Possible intentional HIV needle poke by a sex worker

I went to see a legal sex worker in a hotel room in Australia. She told me she was Japanese. Whilst... Read more »

needle poke at a club (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2011) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2011)

I was wondering if i could get hiv from a needle poke. I was at a club 2 weeks ago and i felt a... Read more »
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Getting Poked: An Annual Flu Shot and Living With HIV

Ria Denise I am curious to know why is it that when something is needed pretty much every year, the supply for such things do not meet the demand. In this case, I am speaking about the flu shot and this happens every single year. What makes this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware: Senator Won't Quit on Needle Exchange

Delaware has the nation's fifth-highest HIV infection rate, and about 43 percent of the state's AIDS cases are attributed to IV drug use, compared with just 25 percent nationally. Delaware law requires a prescription to buy or possess a hypodermic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Texas Officials Studying Needle-Exchange Program; District Attorney Says People Distributing Needles Do Not Have Immunity

Health officials in Bexar County, Texas, are considering if they should launch the state's first needle-exchange program in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases, but Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed has said... Read more »
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Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and drew blood. I asked them if it hurt and in reply with one of the needles he lightly poked me... 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 »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
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HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online

Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia



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