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Probability Of Getting HIV From Reused Needle

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HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now for the stupid question part... LOL I am a receptionist at an orthopedic practice, and recently they began having us dispose of the red needle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. I see no cause for concern, let alone paranoia!Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino Read more »

Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? 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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. Very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body. These points lie on energy pathways called "meridians."... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...they were tainted with HIV, would be an extremely inefficient means of infection. Even health care workers who are stuck with needles and medical instruments have a very low rate of infection (only 0.3%). If, however, you are talking about a... Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along Read more »

Mr needle, last post, very sorry to all of you

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...then 10 months about two weeks ago, i tested neg. 4-5 months but during the time i got tested well yeha i thought i sat on a needle tht someone put ona chair and tht is pranking me m,aybe becasuse of all thoise dallas myths on the net and maybe... Read more »