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Reused Needle How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that I am perhaps just crazy and NOT HIV positive! However, I just wanted to run this by you once more in hopes that you will be able to answer this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion (which, by the way, is always honest!) is that your initial conclusion that your fears were "highly irrational thinking" is right on target! Syringes are not reused. Your risk is nonexistent. Whatever is causing your... 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... Read more »

HIV from reused lancet/needle?

Hi Dr Shannon,About 1 and a half month ago I was tested for HIV. The test was negative and was... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Wider Probe Into Reused Syringe Case

The investigation into Dix Hill anesthesiologist Dr. Harvey Finkelstein has been expanded to include patients he treated as long ago as 1994, the state health department said Tuesday. An earlier probe determined the doctor had contaminated multidose... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Testing Positive: To Panic, or Not to Panic?

You will have a long and healthy life. So I'm having lunch with my ex at Mama Fu's Noodle House and that's the message on the sliver of paper crammed inside my fortune cookie. You will have a long and healthy life. After living with HIV for... Read more »
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How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

my husband just tested positive

Posted by hpngandpryng, 11 Replies
My husband of 26 years just tested positive for HIV. I don't know what else to say. I'm struggling with so many emotions right now, I don't know which end is up. I sat there in the Dr's office and held his hand - I talked him through the shock... Read more »

How long does it take to turn positive ?

Posted by Timmy, 1 Reply
Negative antibody cmia test at 94, 95,108 and 151 days. Undetectable hiv RNA test at 108 days. My CD4 Count is 778. Negative Western Blot test at 151 days. But my CPK is mildly increased to 196 U/L when to normal range is till 171 U/L. Worried if... Read more »

Just tested Positive last week

Posted by Anonymous, 13 Replies
Hello everyone.

30 yo gay male, just tested positve last week. I did a home test after an unsafe experience less then two months ago. Came back positive - I was surprised because I just assumed I was being a hypocondriac like usual. I have been... Read more »