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Author Topic: Needles; accidentally scratching /pricking: Cases reported along the history?  (Read 2475 times)

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Offline thefool

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hello. people who work with garbage, medical workers, etc: all those who have accidentally receved a scratching or pricking from a needle(lt´s suppose that needle contains HIV). How HIV contagia are there reported? How frequent.  Statistically speaking.  I think I have read anywhere that there is not evidence supporting the accidental contagion. IS true?Thanks

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Are you asking about a specific incident you have experienced? If so, you will get a more informed response about any potential risk if you can give specific details.
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Offline thefool

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Hello Andy.

Recently,a girl friend of me, got stuck with a capped one, which was into a bin.

My question so, is originated by that(whis has make me to become very interested in all concerning this issue), but I have been reading a lot about this and while some sources say it suppose a risk, I have read from other sources(one of them are many messages of this page) that there are no reported cases of serconversion on this way.

Thanks for your information

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Recently,a girl friend of me, got stuck with a capped one, which was into a bin.

Fool

There is no way your G/F could have had a needle stick injury if the needle was capped, it's just not possible.

The reason there is no reported or documented cases if because there is none.

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Offline thefool

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Annie. That one was capped but she felt a little pricking and was not sure what was the cause. And she thought perhaps if there was one needle perhaps there were more.

Anyway, all possible information is good and I´d like to know in terms of statistics if there is someone, on this forum or in general term reported into the statistics, who seroconverted after a needle injury OUTSIDE hospitalary environment. That is: an abandoned needle into a bin. Let´s suppose that needle kept its cap until the moment of the accident.

As I told, I think(but I am not sure, that´s the reason I am asking)I have read anywhere( perhaps 'The Body'? ) that there are not reported cases of such class of transmission.

If there are not reported cases but  there is any person at this forum who was infected in this way, please tell us your history.

Thanks

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We don't deal with statistics here. We prefer to focus on the specific incidents and evaluate whether there was risk or not.

From what you have described of your friend's incident it is in the domain of what if rather than an actual risk. With that in mind I'd say there was no actual puncture that took place and there's no need for testing.

In a medical setting there are standard universal healthcare procedures which are followed relateld to needlestick accidents. I've never known of anyone to become infected in the manner you have described here. It's quite different say from situations in which IV drug users share needles, which definitely is a risk for transmission. 

« Last Edit: November 11, 2007, 08:53:34 AM by Andy Velez »
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Can't really add to what Andy has said except maybe to say how those of us who are HIV+ became infected has nothing to do with you..so you can forget about people giving you their history in this forum.

If you want statistics look them up for yourself.

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Are these ways for transmission?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 09:24:43 AM »
I´d like to know if Do the following practices pose a transmission risk.

1-To practice anal sex (insertive or receptive) using condom. Are there transmission cases reported while using condoms?

2-Open mouth kissing. I have read a lot about the 0% rate level of kissing, but I wonder: Blood is contagious. And bleeding gums is a VERY spread problem in  general population. So What happens if you swallow some blood?(a very common thing I think)

3-A woman(or a man)practicing unprotected oral sex to a man without ejaculation. I have heard that there ara NO reported cases. Is true?

4-A man, practicing oral, unprotected sex to a woman. Are there reported cases?   Please, I am very interested in knowing about each of these 4 points. Thank you very much.

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Re: Are these ways for transmission?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 09:47:12 AM »
Please follow the posting guidelines and keep all of your questions in your original thread.

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I've merged your threads. Please don't start new threads. Keep all of your entries in this same thread.

Have you read our lesson on Transmission? All the basics you need to know are in there. There's a link to it in the Welcome thread which opens this section.

Condoms provide very effective protection against HIV transmission, whether during vaginal or anal intercourse. As long as the latex condom is used properly and doesn't break you are protected.

Kissing is not a risk for HIV transmission. Even if there is poor oral care your saliva has a number of elements which inhibit HIV very effectively.

Longterm studies of sero-discordant couples who had only protected intercourse and lots of unprotected oral resulted in not a single sero-negative partner becoming infected. The studies included both gay & straight couples. The few reported cases of transmission via giving oral have been of questionable reliability. Giving oral is in the domain of what level of risk you are comfortable with. I've never known of a case of transmission orally to man performing cunnilingus on a woman. Again, saliva is a very effective barrier to transmission.



   
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