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

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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 How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another.
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RN stuck with HIV infected blunt tip needle

A couple of days ago I was re-flushing an emergently placed central line on an HIV + patient with a metal blunt tipped needle. (same needle used to flush another port)The syringe had some blood in it. I missed the injection port and stuck the distal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It is difficult for me to totally evaluate the degree of risk associated with your occupational exposure to HIV without additional information, such as the severity of the wound, source patient's viral load, extent of the exposure to tainted Read more »

blood in needle viable?

Dr Bob,If a syringe and needle were used to give a shot,then 5 or 6 months later, the same needle and syringe were used to now take blood from a vein, is there a chance of infecting a person with HIV?could a small amount of blood in a needle stay...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! and Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV in needle

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...question has been answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna).Your risk for infection when coming into contact with discarded... Read more »

Needle reused?

If a needle is used to draw blood from an infected person and this same needle is used to draw blood from you, can you be infected by this needle. (Assuming this needle has been sitting in the air for few minutes). Isn't this is how drug users get...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The main difference between sharing needles for drug use and sharing needles to draw blood, is that with drug use, you are injecting back into the next persons vein and Read more »
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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated needles, straws, spoons and otherdrug... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when gay men in New York City and San Francisco began to die of a mysterious illness. The term "AIDS" -- which is what doctors call it when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the... 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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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 »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and 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 »

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

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 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 Read more »