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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Reused Needle

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Re-used Lancet for HIV Test!!! Transmission Risk

I went for a rapid HIV test today. The guy who pricked my finger actually took a lancet that was on the table already. After he pricked my finger HE PLACED THE LANCET BACK IN THE SPOT ON THE TABLE WHERE HE TOOK IT instead of discarding it! And he...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-HIV does not live well outside of the human body and within a minutes time, the virus starts to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. That being said, a needle stick is a needle stick. And if you have true concern that the needle was... 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 »

Immediate re-used of lancet risk with HIV transmission

Hi, i want to know the risk of HIV transmission from re-used of lancet device that is considering... Read more »
Articles
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

Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

Sharing needles for drug injection is a well known route of HIV transmission, yet injection drug use contributes to the epidemic's spread far beyond the circle of those who inject. People who have sex with an injection drug user (IDU) also are at... 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 »
The Center for AIDS

Eight Strategies to Trim Transmission Risk in People With HIV

Table of Contents First Step in Positive Prevention: Telling Partners Second Step to Positive Prevention: Undetectable Viral Load "Drinking the Kool-Aid" on Treatment as Prevention Risk Screening and STI Testing for Positive Prevention ... 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 »

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 »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »