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Needle sharing and transmission of infections - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   HI B.C.G injection was given to my baby in a government hospital using new needle.and also i saw the nurse using one needle to two to three people.my question is,,,will inserting the same needle to the drug bottle to load the injection spread any desease if we take the injection with new needle...
Doctor :   Needle sharing can transmit infections.
Doctor :   Yes, inserting an used needle into the drug bottle can transmit infective organisms into the bottle,
User :   REALLY SCARED WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW
Doctor :   however most often BCG vaccine comes with a set - vaccine, dilutent and a administering needle.
Doctor :   So most often the syrning used to vaccinate is not a used one.
Doctor :   Hence the risk of transmission in very, very unlikely.
User :   MANY PEOPLE WILL TELL THAT ONCE WE OPEN THE SYRNING TO USE 5 PEOPLE WHEN SAW THE BOTTLE IT WAS USED AND HAVIN LAST DOSE
User :   SYRENGE WAS NEW
User :   U THERE
Doctor :   I am sorry, can you rephrase your last statement?
User :   THE DRUG BOTTLE USED LODED TO THE SYNGE WAS
User :   USED
Doctor :   The risk of transmission of infection is more when the used syringe is pricked to the human body and not onto a drug botte.
Doctor :   Most of the micro - organisms only grow in human body.
Doctor :   They do not grow in an non living thing such as water or vaccine.
User :   IF HIV VIRUS MIXED WITH DRUG WAS NOT HARMFULL
Doctor :   More over the vaccine is often preserved in a refrigerator.
Doctor :   The causative organisms die when the temperature is low.
Doctor :   So do not get panicked.
Doctor :   HIV and other infections do not grow in the vaccine bottle.
User :   IT WAS NOT REFRIGIRATED
Doctor :   If the syringe was a new one, there is very, very, very less chances that your kid will be infected.
User :   SO NO NEED TO WORRY
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   HIV only grows in human body.
User :   THANK YOU SO MUCH
Doctor :   They die in a non living environment
User :   IF SWALLOWING THE BLOOD SPREAD HIV
Doctor :   So there is no chance it will spread to your kid, if the syringe used was a new one.
User :   OK
Doctor :   practically the chances of infection upon swallowing blood (even if it contained virus) is absolutely zero.
Doctor :   The saliva contains anti viral properties that kill the virus.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   YES DOCTOR I HAD FEW COCONUT MIXED WITH BLOOD SO I WAS SCARE TO FEED THE BABY
User :   MY MAID BLOOD
Doctor :   Swallowing blood does not cause HIV infection.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   THANK YOU BYE
User :   GOOD NITE
User :   ONE SEC
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Proceed if you have any other query.
User :   IF FRESH HIV VIRUS MIXED WITH DRUG WAS NOT HARMFULL
Doctor :   HIV only lives in living tissue.
User :   AND INJECTED IMMIDIATELY TO THE BABY
User :   IF FRESH HIV VIRUS MIXED WITH DRUG WAS NOT HARMFULL AND INJECTED IMMIDIATELY TO THE BABY
Doctor :   Non living componenets such as water, soil, vaccine etc, etc does not favour growth of HIV.
Doctor :   so HIV transmission is possible in small percentage if there was direct use of used needle.
Doctor :   So do not worry.
Doctor :   Hope I have answered your query.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
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