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Reused Needle Negative At 3 Months

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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 supposedly to be conclusive. However after the testing, my happiness was short-lived. The thought of reused lancet/needle came into my mind. Even though I...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAs someone who performs HIV testing using lancets, it is not impossible but highly improbable to reuse a lancet and really no reason to do this. There is a mechanism in the lancet to make it work. Then there is the reality of even if the lancet... 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 »

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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Another Doc Reused Syringes

On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Health announced that a Manhasset physician reused syringes while administering influenza vaccine to patients and that the patients are being notified. A complaint filed with the Nassau County Department... Read more »
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REuse of a slipped off condom on withdrawal

Posted by Noctis_21
Any of these are risks?


I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger.... Read more »

Reuse of slipped off condom during withdrawal Please HELP!!!!!!!

Posted by Noctis_21, 2 Replies
Any of these risks?

I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger. and... Read more »

Negative at 2months, still worried

Posted by Ham1973, 2 Replies
2 months ago, I had a solid needlestick while operating on a HIV positve patient who wasn't even aware of her status. I started PEP within 50min and completed the 28days. I tested negative to antibody tests at 6wks and another now over 8 wks but I'm... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »