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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
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
Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?
Hard to say: Sorry i don't understand the full details of the stick..Try calling the cdc 1-800-232-4636 you can have a confidential, anonymous discussion of the circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more
Slightly pricked myself with used lancet needle when removing from pen. No blood seen on my finger. Hep c or HIV chances?
Very slight : You would need more blood exposure than that ...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?
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
Mantoux syringes is auto disable or reusable? rabies vaccine work if it inject by reuse syringe? what is the side effect?
Don't re-use: The majority of syringes in today's time are not intended for multiple use. Re-using needles is not advised. ...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
Risk of herpes from using shared nozzle tip hair oil bottle on open sore from someone with herpes ? Scalp poked with shared hair needle any STD risk ?
Varies by location: Laws for safe needle disposal vary by state, county, or city. Check with your diabetes educator or doctor. You can also google "needle disposal" followed by your state/city. Basically, dispose of these needles the same way you would dispose of syringes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw blood draw where site was touched with unwashed finger and then not sterilized with alcohol swab. If new needle was used, is patient at high risk?
Not high risk.: I'm bothered by the fact that good sterile technique was not employed in this blood draw, it seems, and the chance that some bacteria came along for the ride with the needle exists. That being said, I'd think the chance of actual blood borne infection is small, in the absence of some immunosuppressing condition, with one such blood draw. ...Read more
Accident with epipen (epinephrine): If you got stuck with an epipen, (epinephrine) then this has discharged. There is nothing left to use, as this has already deployed its contents. Dispose of this responsibly, and get another one. Keep in away from extreme heat and cold and away from light. ...Read more
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
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
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