Blood Taken With Dirty Needle

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transmission of hiv through touching the infected needle and subsequently drawing blood from other person

Dr Bob, Please answer my question I am in great anexity. I have sucked the nipple of a prostitute and went of rapid test after 03 week and 07 week. But at the time of my second test the person was drawing blood had some casual approach. He had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. That includes both the nipple-sucking and blood-drawing incidents! Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's warmly Read more »

blood in needle viable?

Dr Bob,If a syringe and needle were used to give a shot,then 5 or 6 months later, the same needle... Read more »

Concern about getting HIV through a needle during blood test

Hello Dr. Bob. I know you are a busy person. I have been reading a lot on you site and kindly wnat... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detachable Needles on Syringes Promote Hepatitis C Transmission, Study Says

...the viability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in used syringes. When shared among injecting drug users, syringes with detachable needles are more likely to transfer HCV from one person to another, the results show. In their experiment, Dr. Elijah... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Congress Rescinds Needle Exchange Funding Ban

...policy was in place for two decades despite a considerable body of evidence showing that needle exchange reduces transmission of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C, without promoting injection drug use. This past July,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: More Needles Given to Drug Users in Waterloo Region

... The number of sterile needles distributed to injection drug users in the Waterloo Region has increased three-fold over the past five years, said health officials. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...acupuncture needles are inserted. In rare cases, people will feel dizzy or nauseated during acupuncture. There may be a drop of blood when a needle is removed. Acupuncture has far fewer side effects than most western medicines. You should not go... Read more »