sharps container * donation
Oct 31, 2006
hi dr bob i walked into a sharps container at a hospital i dont remember freaking out at the time or feeling alot of pain but should i get tested because of an accidental stick that may have happened i will donate to your cause
Response from Dr. Frascino
Sharps containers are designed so that needles, syringes and other "sharps" are "contained" inside. Merely walking into the container should pose no risk of an accidental stick. That's assuming you merely bumped into a sharps container and didn't literally "walk into" (as in walk inside of) a sharps container! If you did have an accidental needle stick, which I very strongly doubt, then a test at three months would be warranted.
Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org).
Be well. Stay well.
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