physician husband stuck w/infected needle
Jul 21, 2006
My husband, a physician, was accidently stuck with an HIV infected needle during a surgical procedure. My question is what are the chances he will acquire HIV and what precautions should we take in the meantime?
Response from Dr. Henry
Hopefully he was evaluated promptly and if HIV exposure confirmed started on a post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimen for 4 weeks. Safe sex (with condoms) recommended for at least 3-6 months until follow-up blood tests are back. The risk for HIV transmission after a needlestick can vary depending on the details but generally runs < 1%. KH
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