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Reused Needle Should I 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 now-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with identical irrational, totally unwarranted worries. (See below.)Good luck.Dr. BobHELP, DR. BOB!!!!!! (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010) May 8, 2010Hi. I don't really know where to start.. this is kind of weird and sounds absolutely stupid.... Read more »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

... Gov. David Paterson has signed into law two bills designed to encourage HIV testing and shield participants in needle-exchange programs (NEPs). One law, which takes effect Sept. 1, makes HIV testing routine in Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Trimeris, Roche Testing Effectiveness of Needle-Free Injector to Deliver Antiretroviral Fuzeon, Boost Drug's Sales

... Roche in an effort to increase sales of their antiretroviral drug Fuzeon -- which needs to be injected twice a day -- are testing whether the drug can be administered using the needle-free device known as the Biojector instead of a standard... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of Virus

...released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times reports (Jacobs, New York Times , 5/24). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Needle Sharing by Drug Users a Dangerous Sign

...Dr. Ehab El Kharrat, who has treated Cairo drug users for 16 years, did not know that many of his clients were sharing needles until he recently began discussing HIV awareness with them. Syringes and needles are cheap and available without a... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pass these tests do be able to donate. I have been really really reallly worried that she pricked my finger with a contaminated needle. I wasnt paying attention to see if she used a new needle, because i didnt know i was gonna get pricked. She... Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...I had a few sewing needles in a box on the bus and a 2 teenagers wanted to see them so i let them. The kids started poking themselves with the needles and Read more »

infection through needle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to get test done after 14 weks of my last exposure. still waiting on results. I am not sure if the lady over there used a new needle or not. I thought about asking but didn't wanted to offend her. I know I should have asked, stupid me, now I am... Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »