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Reused Needle Afraid I Have AIDS

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Extremely Scared MEDICAL STUDENT After Possible Needle Stick! (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob...I'm really hoping you can provide some information for me specific to my case. I would love to donate to your cause, but as you could guess, I'm living loan check to loan check with barely any money in between. If I need to donate I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Scared Med. Stud.,Relax Max! Take three big clean yoga breaths. Go ahead, we'll wait. There, now ratchet that anxiety level down and Read more »

RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been... Read more »

possibly stepped on a needle. very very worried college student

Hi Dr. Bob, first of all I think you are quite good at what you do on this site. I am very very... Read more »
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HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...somehow poked through the side of the cap. It poked my thumb enough to make it bleed and I immediately rinsed it off. Should I fear that I was infected? What are the odds? Also, I think I'm just a little more paranoid because lately I have... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...stuck by something.. I looked through the trash to see if it was a syringe and I didn't find any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no... Read more »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch it just from being in Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute abstinence(drugs&sex)I messed up. I had a few... Read more »