An Apology | Daily mail online

New York hospital

Our story (Mail Online Oct. 24) about a toddler who was accidentally pricked by dirty needles in a New York hospital falsely suggested that the girl may have to wait six months for an HIV test, while modern tests can provide an accurate diagnosis from one month after possible infection . There has never been a case of a person being infected with HIV from a discarded needle and HIV. Also, HIV is no longer a ‘death sentence’, as new treatments mean that people diagnosed with HIV today, if treated early, can expect a near-normal life expectancy.

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