Possible Occupational Exposure
Jan 31, 2002
Dear Ryan, Your thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. Follwing the administation of an intramuscular injection to a patient of unknown status i may have recieved a splash of bloody fluid to the eye. Idid not recieve PEP and have tested negative for antibodies at seven months. Can i consider this conclusive or do you feel further tests are indicated? The stress caused by this incident has been immense to my family and myself. Thank you for your time.
Response from Mr. Kull
Testing three or more months after exposure is considered conclusive by the CDC. So, a negative test at seven months means that you are not infected with HIV. See "Any Seroconversion?" (http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q113372.qna) for more info.
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