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What Is The Risk Of Reused Needle

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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 body. So enjoy Baby Cujo and teach him not to bite before he grows up to be the... Read more »

one time heroin injection with clean needle/syringe. symptoms/risk level?

Thanks for reading my questions. I'm having severe anxiety about contracting HIV and was wondering... Read more »

Risk of Needle Sharing

Is it okay to share needles if both parties wear condoms? Read more »
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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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

...5,000 nurses polled had been injured by a needle previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 11/19).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Program Needed to Cut Hepatitis C Risk in Jail

...continue injection drug use (IDU) while incarcerated, researchers report. Without access to sterile needles, inmates face a greater risk of HCV's spread, according to Dr. Emma Miller of Deakin University and colleagues. Among 662 male and female... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Needle Exchange and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among a Cohort of Injection Drug Users in Chicago, Illinois

...only by 10 percent per year for nonusers (P=0.02). "This study suggests that NEP participation may help reduce the absolute risk of HIV sexual transmission," the authors concluded. Back to other news for February 2009 Search the Newsroom... Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Significant risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought i'd let ya know that as i researched Dr. Bob he stated that a significant risk, or high risk exposure would be a deep puncture wound (needle) from a known hiv infected person. or unprotected anal sex with Read more »

Hiv needle Poke?

Posted by Shakur251, 2 Replies
...possibility that he did). I didn't bleed but the very tip of the needle might of punctured my skin. My question is if I am at risk of getting HIV. Again, it was a solid needle, and i think only the tip punctured my skin(i did not bleed), but the... Read more »

Low Risk or No Risk?

Posted by SamGlue, 2 Replies
...what happened. So I rang the needle hotline and was told different information. They assured me that there was actually NO risk at all because the needles given out to drug users in Australia are small guage needles but moreso becuase any blood... Read more »