Reused Needle Risks

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Sterilie needles at Paedeatrician- PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Dr. Bob,I have written to you numerous times and have donated- thank you for the work you do.This is a difficult question, as obviously you weren't there, but I will ask it anyway as I am currently been treated for OCD for my HIV phobia, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...control). The HIV risk to your kids is nonexistent. Yes, vaccination kits are sterile, frevinsakes! Doctors do not use or re-use needles they "just found lying around"!!! Your pediatrician did everything exactly by the book! Your kids are fine,... Read more »


Dr. Bob, I recently freaked out that I had HIV and basically put my life on hold for 6 months... Read more »

Needle worry...very very worried (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went to a Club/Bar in China and i was wearing my Jeans (and also underwear inside the jeans)i was... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Restrictions Lifted on Sale of Needles

... The Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy has lifted its restriction on non-prescription sales of hypodermic needles, effective Sept. 12. The board changed the policy in an effort to reduce the risk of blood-borne infections spreading through Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lax Needle Use in Clinics Raises Alarm

...of the accreditation process for non-hospital facilities. While most health care workers are aware of the dangers of reusing needles, other safety guidelines, such as disposing of syringes after each use, are not always followed. "It isn't that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. State Health Officials Inform 628 Patients About Doctor's Misuse of Needles, Potential Infections, From 2000 to 2005

...caused the potential contamination of multidose vials. The blood of a patient with one virus could, by backing up through the needle and entering the vials, be transmitted to another person when that vial of medicine was reused. Investigators... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...No I was jw if it is possible or if anyone has heard of it before ? sitting on needles ? Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone ever contracted HIV by sitting on a needle around the tailbone area ? and what are the chances of contracting it ? Read more »

Needles taped to chairs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Sounds crazy but it truely isnt because ive heard of people putting needles on chairs by taping them on there, just the needle so ppl sit on it, has there been any records of someone getting HIV bcuz of Read more »