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Rumors Of People Getting Pricked By Hiv Needles

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

I got an e-mail warning that a man, who was believed to be HIV positive, was recently caught placing blood in the ketchup dispenser at a fast food restaurant. Because of the risk of HIV transmission, the e-mail recommended that only individually wrapped packets of ketchup be used. Is there a risk of contracting HIV from ketchup? No incidents of ketchup dispensers being contaminated with HIV-infected blood have been reported to CDC. Furthermore,...
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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...
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... Read more »

Accidental Needle Prick?

Hello Dr. Dieterich,I'm normally a very sane person (more or less), but I've become very worried about something that happened to me this past weekend. I was walking through a parking lot of a movie theatre when I looked down and saw a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You should always see your doctor and get tested for HIV hepatitis A and B and C. If you are negative for A and B you should get vaccinated and you will be protected. It sounds virtually impossible for a syringe to get through leather and into you... Read more »

Needle prick at an accupuncturist office

Hi,yesterday I went to see an accupuncturist he was from Korea and spoke very little english. I noticed him holding a bunch of needles in his hands and placing them where needed he seemed skilled. They all came out of closed bags, however he put...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf for some reason this needle was used on someone prior to you and was not cleaned, the good news is that HIV dies within minutes of leaving the body and so that would not pose a danger of infection. Hepatitis C does survive longer. So I do... Read more »

Rumors about HIV in Movie Theaters, Phone Booths, etc.

I recently received this e-mail. Is this possible? Subject: Police Statement- A real situation threatens you and your family. For your information, a couple of weeks ago, in a Dallas movie theater, a person sat on something sharp in one of the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. What you have heard about is a rumor that has been circulating all throughout the Internet. This rumor is not true. Unfortunately, you cannot believe everything you read online. HIV has never been transmitted under... Read more »
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Needle prick jokes at school !

Posted by Gianerick, 1 Reply
Hey i have posted here two times before , first for hiv through earrings and someone told me i was ok and that i didnt have nothing !

Then i posted about fingering a girl called ( hand sex) and they told me that fingering is no hiv risk from that ! Read more »

Needle prick

Posted by Kengianerick, 1 Reply
Hey , i have a really big question , on december 3 2012 i recieved a needle prick in school guy were doing jokes and i didnt know they were giving hand shakes with the needle on the hand and someone gave me a hand shake and pricked me , now is... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
Hi sorry to bother anyone here but im really looking for a bit of advice. Ive been living with an issue now for 3 years regarding something which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can... Read more »