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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: First no needle was reused. Not anywhere in America. The needle holder yes, but not the needle. If you saw a nurse do this a crime was committed and t ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
Research: Studies conducted by centers for disease control (cdc) have shown no evidence of HIV transmission from mosquitoes.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
They don't regurgate: Mosquito's do not regurgitate their blood meal from one meal host to the next. The do secrete a saliva product. There have been absolutely studies l ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernardo Rodriguez
Specializes in Urology
HIV detection: Latest studies have shown that p24 cannot be detected until about a week after infection with HIV, and is generally only positive from about two to th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV infectivity: Overall, the risk of transmission of hepatitis b in the per vaccine era was about 30%. Risk of acquiring HIV via needle is more like 0.3 %.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: In the usual course of human events, a new needle accidentally poking out of a package of new needles at a store would not have HIV viruses on it. Thu ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Disposable...: I can only speak for the vaccines in the USA; however, here all vaccines are given with disposable needles that are not reused. I'd imagine that in y ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fear of HIV: Have irrational fear of HIV . Had a blood draw from butterfly fly needle tube in clinic . How to be sure if needles are not re used ? ANS: This is not ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Very iunlikely: However , you have risk of infection with common bacteria . If your immunization with tetanus is not up-to-date , you may need one . Make sure if you ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Please forgive me: I believe you've written a few times variously saying this was on a bus and on a train. Rightly or wrongly, the people from whom you have requested HI ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
HIV exposure : For the most part, the only way you get HIV is by exposure to hiv. If you share a needle with an infected person, you can get it. If it was a clean ... Read More

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