Dec 22, 2007
I recently injected a friend and after pulling out the needle I accidentally pricked myself. I know that he recently had unprotected sex so I am worried of what may be. Please could you tell me what are the concequences of a prick from a shared needle and the likelihood of catching anything
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would see your physician about getting tested for blood borne infections. I cannot tell you the risk per se, but hepatitis C is very easy to transmit. Baseline and follow up testing would be best.
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