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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Needle Stick

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Risk of HIV with insulin needle stick?

While giving an insulin shot to a patient today I accidently stuck the used needle into my finger. The patient did not bleed during the shot but I hit a vein in my finger and it blead very bad. What is my risk of contracting HIV?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm sorry, but I'm not qualified to answer transmission questions. My specialty is insurance and workplace issues. You should ask one of the other experts that handles those questions. Good luck, Jacques... Read more »

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 human body. So enjoy Baby Cujo and teach him not to bite before he grows up to be... 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
Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not sufficient for... Read more »

Needle worry...very very worried (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went to a Club/Bar in China and i was wearing my Jeans (and also underwear inside the jeans)i was standing and suddenly i felt a sting kind of stuff on my right butt cheek. I tried to feel for what happened(after around 2 second) but cudnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "sting kind of stuff on (your) right butt cheek"???? Oh my. Your "needle worry" is really needless worry! (See below.)To answer your specific questions:1.No, there are no documented cases of psychotic HIV-infected... Read more »
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My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im... Read more »

Needle stick

Posted by thissucks27, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am a nursing student and I suffered a needle stick during clinical. The needle was sticking out of the sharps container. For some reason it did not fall all the way in. When I went to throw a subsequent needle into the container it poked me in... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »