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can you contract hiv from a pen

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible, Unlikely: A vast majority of HIV transmissions occur via unprotected sexual relations & sharing needles. Hiv is transmitted by infected bodily fluid coming into ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unlikely: Depends on where the pen had been but this would be a highly unlikely event.

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Low risk: What you described does not put you at high risk, unless you have had anal sex with other men. In any case you should get a HIV nucleic acid test in a ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Would survive less than a few minutes.Very Fragile virus outside of body
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Nah: The reason healthcare workers get screened extensively with needle sticks is the don’t know their patient. If you trust your dad, no problems.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to get: First, this is not how people get hiv. If it was doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospice workers, just to name a few would be infected. Second, your ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Very slight : You would need more blood exposure than that
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Contaminated vs. not: The first question a person must answer is whether or not a needle is contaminated (not merely hypothetical contamination, or merely a fear of contami ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: The virus has to enter your blood stream to infect you. He didn't have open sores on his fingers or hands and your using his ball point pen without op ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
STI: If there was any skin to skin where a possibility of bodily fluids could have been exchanged then there is a possibility of sexually transmitted infec ... Read More
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