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Risks Of Contracting HIV 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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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
...others 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... 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 Read more »

ANXIETY OVER NEEDLES!!!!

Dr. Bob, I recently freaked out that I had HIV and basically put my life on hold for 6 months until I tested out negative past 6 months. (7 months to be exact.) I took two conventional HIV blood tests and both were negative, thankfully!!! However,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of course not, silly boy! You hate having blood drawn, remember?Regarding your irrational fears of needles being reused for HIV testing, see below. Your fears are totally unwarranted. If they persist, seek counseling (psychotherapy) to confront... 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 »
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American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Preventing HIV Infection

...The goal of HIV prevention is to help people learn how to eliminate or reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV or of transmitting HIV Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...or possession of syringes for [the] purpose of injecting illegal drugs." He adds, "As the state with the fourth-highest HIV/AIDS rate in the nation, this is not a lone star of which we can be proud." Martin writes, "Supported by repeated... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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 Read more »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
........I don't know this spot have before this or not ...... .I've cried a lot and thought that maybe , that man stabbed me by a + HIV needle . Guys , I want to know that : 1) does it hurt when you are stabbed by a needle ? or don't feel anything (... Read more »

Needles

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 sit on one would i know ? 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 »