Jan 21, 2006
I recently had needlestick (19g-2 inch) 6 wks ago. Many of my patients are hep B, C, and HIV positive. My physcian is telling me to wait until 12 wks post needlestick to draw my blood. I have read on other websites to have my blood drawn at 6 wks. Which has a greater sensitivity/specificity and is in my best intrest?
Response from Dr. McGovern
I usually do check HIV serologies at 6 weeks as recommended by other websites and informational centers. You can certainly request that from your physician for your ease of mind.
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