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Reused Needle Scared To Get Tested

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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 »

Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
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

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

Australia: Teachers Warned After Needle Scare

The disclosure that 18 students in a science class used the same needle for a blood test has prompted plans to warn all Tasmanian teachers about needle safety. The incident occurred on Aug. 9 at Dover District High School, and all students who took... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Used Needle Scare for City Father

Nicholas Hermansen has been complaining to police and health officials about the discarded needles littering his Boyle McCauley neighborhood for the past year. Now, the 34-year-old father of two must undergo a series of tests for hepatitis and HIV... Read more »
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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 »

Unprotected Insertive Dipping and Reusing Condom..

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
Hello to all!
I haven't been on the site for some time. However, I had the following incident last night:
After rimming another male's ass for a while, I proceeded to rub my penis outside his anus and dipped it inside twice for a few seconds before... Read more »

Having the test and I'm so scared!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally got enough nerve to order a anoymous testing and I'm having it done sometime this week at a lab. Anyways, I am a nervous reck and scared. I haven't had any symptoms of ARS (i think that's what it is), but it seems like everytime I turn on... Read more »

Just took t test..... now extremely scared........

Posted by missing, 3 Replies
To be honest I never thought I will need to do this. I understand how HIV is transmitted so I avoid doing all of those risky act. I only have 1 stable partner for many years, never smoke let a lone doing drug with shared needle.

Nevertheless. I... Read more »