Acupuncture needles

The case of a young man who had received acupuncture treatment and subsequently seroconverted has been reported. He had no other identifiable risk factors. Although it was established that the acupuncturist had not sterilised needles between patients, the 1989 report could not provide information on whether other patients of the acupuncturist were indeed infected with HIV.1


  1. Vittecoq Acute HIV infection after acupuncture treatments. NEJM 320 (4): 250-251, 1989
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