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Tattoo: Reused needle but inkless

My friend had a tattoo gun, there were about 7 who had used that same needle but all of them were inkless (there was no ink being used at all). I was the last one to get an ink-less tattoo but there was like a 30 minutes time period between me and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get tested for HBV, HCV and HIV to be certain that you were not infected.... Read more »

Needle reused?

If a needle is used to draw blood from an infected person and this same needle is used to draw... Read more »

needle reused

I recently went to a health department nearby for a HIV/STD test. Since then, i have been convinced... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada Doctor Says Vendor OK'd Needle Guide Reuse

In a half-page ad in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers for Dr. Michael Kaplan said the urologist was following a vendor's instructions when he reused needle guides during biopsies. Kaplan ceased the practice "the moment a question... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rhode Island: Doctor Sanctioned for Reusing Syringes

The Rhode Island Department of Health has sanctioned a doctor it says reused syringes, putting patients at risk for disease. Health officials said Dr. Augustus Marsella reused disposable syringes for vitamin B-12 injections, which he administered... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fired Mayo Employee Indicted After Hepatitis Spread Through Reused Syringes

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, who could face life in prison for an alleged drug-theft scheme that reportedly caused five patients to contact hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of whom has died. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle Misuse Common in Africa, Millions at Risk, Health Experts Say

Millions of people are at risk of contracting infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C because of improper needle use in African health facilities, said health experts at the Africa Health Conference in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, IRIN ... Read more »
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your opinion on needle safety at std clinics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
do you think that there is any possibility that a needle could be used twice? what precautions are taken so that this does not happen?

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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

Pins and Needle Sensation; Lumps in back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a high risk encounter I couldn't eat or sleep for several months. I have tested negative at 9 weeks but started experiencing pins and needles sensations in my legs and arms and lumps in my lower back (lipomas I believe). Is it possible that a... Read more »

Needle freak

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Yeha i didnt put the red dot thing but i don have something like that on my chest but anyways talked to my girlfriend today and she hopefully will be 10 month negative but she was acting weird and said well talk about it when my results are in and... Read more »