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Hiv through needle prick.:*

Thanks for your previous responce .As it is said that if both wound are bleeding actively then the transmission of hiv takes place . The same is my case .Just after drawing blood , The hiv positive person whose finger was actively bleeding press his...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiSo yes there is a small risk, but just that small. There would have to be a significant amount of blood with prolong contact. The person would also have to have a high viral load and not on treatment.Testing guidelines are to be initially tested 3... Read more »

Needle prick place incontact with hiv + person bleeding

Hi .. i have a question , i hope i will get a proper answer . If i draw a blood and just in a... Read more »

Needle prick

I and a coworker were hanging pictures at work. The laser leveler we were using has a sharp pin... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Half-Hour HIV Test to Reduce Infection Risk

A new HIV test that provides results in 30 minutes while the patient waits has been approved for marketing in Australia, according to Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The new test, requiring only a finger prick of blood, is a preliminary screening... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick, Simple AIDS Test Is Near Approval

Rapid HIV tests, which give results in two to 20 minutes, are widely used in Europe and dozens of other countries. Their use in the United States, however, has been stalled, first because of patent issues, then accuracy concerns, and finally by... Read more »
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The Changing Picture of HIV

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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 »

small cut could get HIV?

Posted by ririn, 1 Reply
Hi... i was having a small cut yesterday.. this morning my friend was having nosebleeding and i helped her wipe the blood with tissue paper. If there is chance that my friend is HIV positive, and if my small cut happened to be in contact with the... Read more »

Petachiae Bleeding into Skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everyone:
Is it possible to have petachiae 8 months after possible exposure. I have these little red spots all over my body
trunk, arms, legs about 30 of them. They are spread out all over not in a patch or anything. I did some research and they... Read more »