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Reused Needle And HIV Testing

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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 bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...others with identical irrational, totally unwarranted worries. (See below.)Good luck.Dr. BobHELP, DR. BOB!!!!!! (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010) May 8, 2010Hi. I don't really know where to start.. this is kind of weird and sounds absolutely... Read more »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

...requirement for separate written consent. "The enactment of this bill represents a significant step forward in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic," Paterson said. "By making HIV testing a routine part of health care, this legislation will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of Virus

... The New York City Commission on HIV/AIDS on Monday released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Needle Sharing by Drug Users a Dangerous Sign

...Cairo drug users for 16 years, did not know that many of his clients were sharing needles until he recently began discussing HIV awareness with them. Syringes and needles are cheap and available without a prescription in Egypt's pharmacies, so he... 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 Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...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 blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very small nic of... Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...he did). I didn't bleed but the very tip of the needle might of punctured my skin. My question is if I am at risk of getting HIV. Again, it was a solid needle, and i think only the tip punctured my skin(i did not bleed), but the blood on the... Read more »

A worrying incident

Posted by linkon123, 2 Replies
...rash and itchiness is gone in about 2 weeks, and the fever is mostly gone this week. Could it be a possible exposure? I got a HIV test on Sep 28 but I am still waiting for the result. Read more »