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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Reused Needle

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other women who have sex with women at risk for HIV? Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can...
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HIV risk from dog bite same as needle stick?

This question is a bit strange but it makes sence. Can a person get HIV from a dogs bite after it bite an HIV+ person the day before? I have a puppy, just got him 6 months ago. He loves to teeth and sometimes he gets a little wild and teeths on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. You can't contract HIV from Toto nipping at your arm, even if he did take a chunk out of an HIVer the day before. HIV does not survive outside the Read more »


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
...results incorrectly, and then (the latest fear) is that when they draw my blood up for testing, they are using a dirty, infected needle. I'm stuck in this horrible cycle of fear... once I finally manage to alleviate one fear and tell myself I'm... Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The results will undoubtedly be negative.Dr. BobParanoia? (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)Mar 29, 2009 Dear Doctor, I must admit that recently I have been having thoughts... Read more »

Needle scratch. Please answer Dr. Bob

While suturing a wound on a pt the needle went through my glove and scratched my thumb. I did not bleed even though I squeezed the hell outta my thumb. The pts mother insisted that the pt was HIV negative and refused to have him tested (he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with the I.D. doc. PEP is not warranted for several reasons:1.Suture needles are solid and less likely to transmit bloodborne pathogens than hollow-bore needles/syringes.2.Your scratch was very slight. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs Should Be Available in Texas to Curb Spread of HIV, Opinion Piece Says

...evidence, many politicians, often reflecting the sentiments of their constituents, oppose the establishment or public funding of needle-exchange programs. Conservative Christians have been among the most resistant to these programs." Martin... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...drug use altogether can reduce your risk of becoming infected with HIV because it eliminates the chance that you might share needles with someone else. If you live in San Francisco, our HIV Prevention Project can offer you referrals to drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Los Angeles Times Examines Efforts to End Unsafe Injection Practices That Could Spread HIV, Other Diseases

...that could spread HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases. According to the AP/ Times , health workers typically discard needles after each use but many are not aware of the risks associated with reusing syringes. When a health worker... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected due to shared needles, unprotected sex, or impaired judgment. Many women with HIV have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, as well... Read more »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
...found that a man ( far from me )starred at me and held a white stick on his hand ( just white stick ... I don't know , if it's needle or not T______T it was very dark !!! ) I didn't think anything until I got home and check my butt ... my god... 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 »

HIV in Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Have any of you sat on an IV needle before ? have you heard of anyone sitting on a needle and contracted HIV ? What are the chances of sitting on one ? if i did Read more »

Sitting on IV needles

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been any cases of people sitting on needles and contracting HIV ? what are the chances of tht happening ? Read more »