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Hiv Through Reuse Needle
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 the authorities should be informed. ...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
Hi, I've been getting answers that HIV / aids wouldn't transmitted through mosquitos bites, despite that there is blood n needle involved. Why is it?
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
Poked wih needle in butt in train seat don't know needle type. So is there risk 4 HIV do I need testing?
Why HIV volunteers say when u get by poked by needle don't know type of needle it very liw risk 4 hiv. I got poked thank u?
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 HIV prophylaxis are not taking your story seriously because you cannot describe the needle. A junkie is unlikely to leave his works on a public conveyance seat & these people don't think your taking risky HIV prophylaxis drugs are wise. I agree. ...Read more
I don't know needle type but heard when needle poke u can get HIV wheher hollow or no. I got pokef does this put me at rsk 4 HIV seriously worried help?
Nothing to do but..: Get tested if you are concerned! It should be done three months after. Best! ...Read more
It depends: If someone always only uses their own needles and works and never shares (no backloading, etc), they won't get HIV or hepatitis c. If someone always uses condoms with sex and takes post-exposure prophylaxis if the condom breaks their risk is low. So harm reduction is key. Idu is more efficient for HIV transmission than sex, although unprotected anal sex will transmit HIV in 1 of 100 times. ...Read more
Very unlikley: HIV infection can occur after body fluids from an infected person come into contact with your mucous membranes — mouth, genitals, rectum, etc. Safe sex practices or abstinence as well as avoiding IV drug use can prevent transmission. In the past, people became infected after dirty needles were used in healthcare settings and tattoo parlors or after blood transfusion, but these are rare today. ...Read more
Lives on body fluid: HIV is in cells of body fluid, like semen/blood, and even though blood can be outside dry on a table, if the proper temperature, and other physical conditions apply then the virus can live up to six days. Again it all depend on the surroundings of the virus, not much if it is inside or outside air, but the amount of fluid, temperature, ph of the environment. ...Read more
Poked by a needle in train. Tried to find needle but could not. So if there is no barrel of needle, only needle is present then is this HIV risk?
HIV: Probably not. Needle punctures of this nature are from needles with a barrel which contains blood or body fluids from an HIV individual, and this is usually shortly after the needle was used on them. If you have serious questions about this see a local doctor and get prophylaxis and subsequent testing. But suspect you will be fine. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes.: Please never use needles that have already been used by someone else. If someone with HIV or viral hepatitis has used a needle previously, and you then stick that needle through your skin, there is a possibility that the infection from the first user will be transmitted to you. Please always use a clean needle and do not 'share' needles. Seek out a 'needle exchange program' if you can. ...Read more
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
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
HIV: This is possible, but the needle would have had to been used by a hiv+ individual and you would then have had to have used it very shortly thereafter. If there is a major question in your mind you should be receiving prophylaxis and being tested for HIV with pcr for viral rna. Go and see someone with expertise in this area. Good luck and hope all is well. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Yes, it is possible to contract HIV and/or Hepatitis B or C if you are sharing used needles with someone who already has these infections. This is one of the ways HIV and hepatitis are contracted. The other way is through unprotected sex. Would recommend that you get tested for HIV and Hepatitis B & C if you are sharing used needles. ...Read more
Relatively low But: still should get tested now and in about 3 mos. and use protection in the meantime. Lancets are not hollow so very little blood would be on it if any. Chances are the HIV person is most likely on medication and undetectable/unable to transmit the virus. You should call your MD and ask if they want to put you on PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxsis) or feel you need other tests or vaccines. ...Read more
HIV: Clinical transmission of the HIV virus other than sexual, and by needle stick, is very uncommon, but a few anecdotal cases have been reported, such as saliva transfer and breast milk transfer. A needle stick is the most risky, but splashing of blood from a syringe or test tube, especially if the blood contacted the eye, open wound in the skin, or mucous membranes can result in transmission. . ...Read more
Poked with needle on train. Found needle. Looks like hollow needle but could not find any barrel n chamber. Do this pose HIV risk?
HIV: Or hepatitis, plus bacterial infection. Although low probability, you should be tested. Good luck. ...Read more
Husband steped on the needle on the beach. Does he need to get tested for HIV? It was during the day, the needle was broken, just the half metal part.
I went to an adult movie theater, sat on someone's jacket but was told to get off, sat back again. I went home and I sespect I might have been prick by a needle. If I have been pricked what are the odds and should I get a hiv test?
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How long can HIV live when exited the body. And can you get HIV from tattooing if the tattoo needle wasn't shared?
Instantly: It dies instantly if not going directly into another body. Can only be transmitted with infected needle. ...Read more
Hi doc HIV concern when somebody intentionally stuck you wih needle from behind, will you know that or not is pain very sharp or not it can't be missed?
Yes: You will feel pain, will know...........If not intoxicated. ...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