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What Are The Chances Of Getting HIV From Reused Needle

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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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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »

Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that I am perhaps just crazy and NOT HIV positive! However, I just wanted to run this by you once more in hopes that you will be able to answer this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion (which, by the way, is always honest!) is that your initial conclusion that your fears were "highly irrational thinking" is right on target! Syringes are not reused. Your risk is nonexistent. Whatever is causing your... Read more »

needle reused

I recently went to a health department nearby for a HIV/STD test. Since then, i have been convinced that the woman doing the test did not use a new needle. I'm not exactly sure why I feel this way but I hate looking at needles and I didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What should you do in the meantime? How about psychiatric/psychological counseling for your completely irrational and totally unwarranted HIV fears. Health departments do not reuse needles! Period. It's a "health" department, not a... Read more »

Doctor Re-using Needles??

Hi. In some of my visits to my family doctor, sometimes, I noticed that sometimes he had a suture needle ( together with the thread ) in a kidney shaped bowl filled with a ruby red solution. It had never bothered then until a few months ago, when I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to determine what your doctor's practices are. But let me make a suggestion: instead of imagining the worst case scenario and causing a stink at your doctor's office, try talking with him... Read more »
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Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
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