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Hiv Through Reuse Needle
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
Very unlikely!!: Hiv travels through blood transmission. Saliva has low or no potential to transmit hiv. If two people have bleeding gums and one has hiv, and both share the same toothbrush... Yes it is possible. But if neither has gum issues, the probability of transmission is about the same as sharing eating utensils. Get an HIV test buy another toothbrush and stop worrying! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lab technician infect anyone with HIV during blood drawing procedure by using infected needle?
Maybe in the...: Maybe in the movies or mystery novels. In real life, no lab technician is walking around with an HIV-infected needle waiting to use it on somebody else. Safety protocols are followed every time, all the time. That means needles are single-use, and a lab technician need not take a single step while holding a used needle, because he or she always has a needle-disposal container right there. ...Read more
Possible, depends...: It is possible to get hiv-infected from a needle prick (used by hiv+ person). However, depends on the needle bore size. If it is a thicker needle, you are at higher risk as there is more blood present in the needle than a thinner needle. It also depends on how soon after the blood was drawn that the needle prick occurred. If the blood is entirely dry on the needle, the risk is extremely low. ...Read more
Blood draw fromButterfly needle with clean tube attachedat Clininc ,wanted to know hiv dies once dried inside needle ? HIV would die within minutes ?
No risk, no worry: It is very unlikely the clinic reuses butterfly needles to draw blood. HIV probably can survive many hours in blood inside a needle. But because needles are not reused, this doesn't matter. As you probably know, medical care in Pakistan often is very sophisticated. But even in developing countries, HIV is rarely if ever caught by having blood drawn or by other needles or injections. No worries! ...Read more
No: Back before we had treatment for HIV infections, it simply wasn't transmitted in homes between family members except by sex or sharing needles. Even in correctional situations in which spitting is commonplace and a means of threatening / aggression against staff, it never happened. But please don't spit on people -- you won't make friends that way; you know that. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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