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Needle Prick

Jan 12, 2011

I am a health worker. This morning, I accidentally got needle prick after giving intramuscular injection to a woman, but i am not sure this woman is HIV positive or not,I will not have a chance to test this woman to confirm that she has infections,should i take post exposure prophylaxis now?

Response from Dr. Frascino


As with all occupational exposures or potential exposures, you should immediately report the incident to your occupational health division and to your supervisor so that it can be appropriately documented, evaluated and, if necessary, treated. I cannot make a recommendation for or against PEP over the Internet, based on such limited information.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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