TELL ME NO !
Mar 22, 2002
On Aug 30, 2001, I had a needle stick from a hiv+ patient. I didn't see any visible blood on the needle. I tested myself on March 8,2002. The results were negative. Please tell me they will stay this way if I haven't been in contact with any other exposure after August 30, 2002. Thanks
Response from Mr. Kull
HIV antibody testing is considered accurate three or more months after exposure. In some cases, when a person has a definite exposure to HIV and manifests symptoms of HIV infection, testing at six months would be recommended. Since you were tested almost one year after exposure, you would be considered HIV negative by all standards.
Transmission through an accidental needle puncture is a rare event. One source estimates a .3% risk of HIV infection after a needlestick exposure to HIV-infected blood. See Needle stick for more information.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Sinus Infection An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Chances Of Catching AIDS From Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Itchy Rash After Giving Oral Sex Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Vaginal Discharge After Getting Fingered Worried I Have HIV
- Can Blood Work Tell If Had Hep B Vaccine?
- Vaginal Discharge Viral Infection Complications
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.