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Reused Needle Scared To Death

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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 been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »

Scared to death (will donate)

Hello Doctor Bob,I am really scared of contracting HIV through the blood draw procedures that I... Read more »

Scared to death says "Thank you"!

Hello Dr. Bob!!!I really truly appreciate your response. I wish we have more people like you in... Read more »
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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

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

Colorado: Heroin Deaths in Fort Collins Inspire a Need for Needle-Exchange Program

Following three reportedly heroin-related deaths within a month in Fort Collins recently, advocates there contend that the realities of drug use warrant a local syringe-exchange program. In 2010, Colorado passed a law authorizing counties to legally... Read more »
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Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
Being HIV positive has its woes for sure. When I first found out I had HIV (early 90s), all I could think was poor me, I cannot deal with this, what can I do, what do I care to do? I got so depressed and confused. Things got worse and I wound up... Read more »

HIV -Scared to death

Posted by JVJ, 2 Replies
Dear Doc,
I had sex with an escort last night and I am scared to death. I wore condoms that she provided. She did an oral on me with condoms and we had protected sex. When she was on top of me I am scared that her fluid might be on my genitals where... Read more »

Scared to Death

Posted by jessnatl
Just found out three weeks ago. Not sick, feel great. But SCARED TO DEATH. I am going to the doc for the 1st time tomorrow.... What are they going to do?

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Scared to Death

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Let me start by saying that I am 17 and scared to death. I recently put myself in a really bad situation. I decided to go ahead and try experimenting with a guy. Well I met a guy online. I know I know, STUPID. Long story short, he tried to enter me... Read more »