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Getting Hiv From Planned Parenthood Needle
No chance, no worry: Nobody ever re-uses blood drawing needles. In fact, modern blood drawing equipment is designed to make it almost impossible to do that. It is probable that nobody in the last 30 years, anywhere in the world, has caught HIV from having blood drawn in an HIV clinic or anywhere else. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Sharing?: Sharing needles with other people will certainly place you at risk for any disease like hepatitis or hiv. If you mean that you're reusing your own needles then the answer is no. Using dirty needles will leave you vulnerable to other potentially awful bacterial infections, however. Once used, needle should be thrown away and not reused. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a prostitute (whom i don't know the HIV status) percentage wise?
Not sure: I don't know the incidence of HIV in bulgarian prostitutes but about 43% in one study had evidence of an std. There is a chance of transmission, chances are however that you didn't contract HIV through this single encounter. You are however playing russian roulette with your life. You should not engage in such risky behavior. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting HIV from a non HIV infected person if I got pricked with their insulin needle?
accidentally got poked by HIV infected needle while testing a patient.....what are the chances of getting an infection???
0.32%: The CDC estimates the risk at 0.32%. However, get tested in 3-6 months to put your concerns to rest. ...Read more
Unlikely, but...: A penis can catch an STD infection from a hand, if the hand has germs such as syphillis bacteria or herpes viruses. Those can be oozing through skin sores on the hand. The hand can also touch parts of her own body that are oozing gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasma, or trichomonas germs... and then transfer the germs to the penis. That said, people should worry more about penis germs than hand germs. ...Read more
Reuse of anti rabies vaccine syringe causes HIV? is vaccine small needle syringe is auto disable or reusable? if HIV how many days after HIV testing
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 your country, that is also the case - or at least the needles are sterilized before being used again so that risk of transmission of blood borne illnesses is negligible. ...Read more
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 ?
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 irrational fear in your part to the world or even in US. I would recommend you ask that they open the needle in front of you. Or buy your own (brand new) and ask them to use them. ...Read more
My friend had a STD test at planned parenthood. 4 days later they developed cold symptoms. They're worried the needle may of infected them. Any worry?
Not to worry: All needles clinics like planned parenthood use would be sterile. They come individually wrapped and put in a sterile container after use. More likely, if your friend had an std and got an antibiotic via injection, is that your friend has a cold, or possibly, complications from the std. No need to worry about needles. ...Read more
What?: And the patient would want to do this because... ...Read more
Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean
Unclear info: Sharing needles is a know risk factor for HIV, if one of the users has HIV. If the nurse used a new needle for the injection, there is no risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Hj from massage parlor.goin4 hiv test. scared though b/c of getting final hep b vaccination 3 weeks ago and flu vaccine a week ago. scared of false +.
Question is what: If the question is being afraid of a false positive test, best to wait the results of the test. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a theoretical transmission mechanism that has never been reported as the actual source of somone's HIV infection. Don't share razors (except maybe your own mutually monogamous sex partner), but don't worry if it happens once or twice by accident. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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