|Treatment after Needle Stick Injury
Nov 27, 2000
I suffered a needle stick injury after doing an intradermal injection on a HIV+ , Hep C+ patient. I was given a starter kit with 3TC, D4T, and Nelvinafir. For various reasons I was too nervous to use these medications. It is now one week after the needle stick injury. Is it too late to start these medications now?
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
No, although it makes them a lot less effective. You should ideally start within hours of a needlestick. You should have your blood checked for HIV PCR and HCV PCR at one month after needlestick and then antibody checked at 3 months and 6 months. Good luck! DTD
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