Rumors Of People Getting Pricked By Hiv Needles

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical... Read more »

Prick of needle and AIDS

I have heard of instances when people say that someone sat on a needle with a note attached to it... Read more »

acidental prick of needle from HIV + patient

I am a medical general practitioiner. After giving an injection to HIV+ patient the needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

...restrooms and empty Sani-Cans," said Conklin. "This is a way to protect them." Each year in the United States, 800,000 people are pricked by used needles, with most of the injuries occurring in hospitals and medical settings, according to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...for Specific Populations Pregnant Women Newborns and Children Immigrants Military Personnel Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Confidentiality and HIV Testing

...Leading a healthy lifestyle can help prevent life-threatening conditions. Practice safer sex with partners and don't share needles. See a doctor, even if you don't feel sick. Monitoring and appropriate medical action are the ways to slow the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union reports. In cases of accidental needlepricks, New York state written... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hemoglobin hematocrit. You have to 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply ? would i have pain there for awhile ? and would i bleed from the Prick as well ? has there been any cases of HIV where a person got it from accidentally getting pricked from a IV drug user or say sat on one by accident ? and did they knopw... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
...which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can only assume was a needle whilst in a club, the mark was there so i know it was genuine. Of course it ruined my holiday and set me on a... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the most bizarre way to contract hiv ? how did it happen ? this isnt a myth its just a question ide like to know about Read more »
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