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Friday, April 29, 2005

8-year-old jabs 19 kids with needle

This is one seriously screwed-up kid:
A third-grader stuck 19 schoolmates with her mother's diabetes blood-testing needle this week, and one pricked student tested positive for HIV on a preliminary test, officials said.
Wow. But it might not be as bad as it looks:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of HIV infection after a needle stick is low, with an average of one in 300 cases leading to infection.
Just one in 300? So I guess a needle-exchange program won't really stop the scourge of AIDS, will it? Hmmm?


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