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Reused Needle Negative At 3 Months

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Needle scratch. Please answer Dr. Bob

While suturing a wound on a pt the needle went through my glove and scratched my thumb. I did not bleed even though I squeezed the hell outta my thumb. The pts mother insisted that the pt was HIV negative and refused to have him tested (he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boy).To put any residual fears to rest you could get HIV-antibody tests per protocol for occupational exposures (baseline, three months, six months). However, I'm very confident you did not contract HIV from this incident. If you would like to... 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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...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

... Hep C treatment usually lasts from 3 to 12 months. The goal of HCV treatment is to get rid of the virus, and to stay virus-negative for six months after finishing treatment. This is called an SVR, or sustained virologic response, or a "cure."... Read more »
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Needle freak

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 she just seemed weird to me is... Read more »

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

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
...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 abstinence(drugs&sex)I messed up. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My nausea wasnt tht bad only for about a day or so but my chills were bad and i got tested at 4 months it was negative but after i thought i sat on the needle i got the bad nausea and yeha it freaked me out Read more »

Mr needle, last post, very sorry to all of you

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Ok my story is my g.f was with a bunch of guys before me but some were virgins, she tested 4 times all negatgive including 3 months before she met me and then 10 months about two weeks ago, i tested neg. 4-5 months but during the time Read more »