Aug 11, 2003
Dr. Dieterich, I believe I may have been stuck by a needle on the street (in the arm). I have a hole in my shirt, etc. How likely is it to contract HIV from such a one-time incident? What is the treatment? I will soon have a Western Blot test. How accurate is it?
Response from Dr. Dieterich
I would also check for HBV and HCV. And if you are not vaccinated for HBV and HAV, then I would go ahead with that while you are thinking about it. That is a low risk exposure, but you are correct to follow up on it! Good luck! DTD
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