From Mohnton, Pennsylvania, USA:
I was on a day trip and I brought my insulin with me. I am using Humalog and Humulin N insulin together, twice a day. I ran out of needles, and I needed to give myself a shot. I used one of the needles I had used earlier. I didn't want to, because it's not healthy to do so, but I was just wondering if you could contract HIV-AIDS by doing this.
Many people with diabetes reuse their own needles. There is no risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, when you reuse your own needles.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:56
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.