Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
         
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Lab Technician in Need! Donation will follow :)

Sep 19, 2010

Hi doc! I'm a female lab technician. We deal with human blood specimens for HIV testn pregnancy tests and so on. Here's my worry; I was trying to open a package the other day using a pen, and the pen stabbed me and pierced my skin and made it bleed! What if the pen tip touched hiv infected blood specimen, then pierced through my skin and made me bleed?? I don't know how long the pen was out for! Is this a risk or my ocd?? What should I do? Pep? Thanks doctor! I'll be sending my donation!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your HIV-acquisition risk from the pen puncture is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. PEP is certainly not indicated.

Dr. Bob



Previous
re: Something Infectious...I'm positive there is something wrong with me
Next
Drug resistance to Trioumune?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement