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adam8888
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scratched by a needle
      #272026 - 05/12/13 05:35 AM

i work as a GP at the airport quarantine, i accidently got pricked (actually scratched) by a needle after giving an african patient an IM injection
i don't know his hiv status
the needle didn't have any visible blood on it , & the injury was superficial almost like an abrasion about 2-3 mm in length ,please tell me what are the chances of aquiring infection ?

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Re: scratched by a needle new
      #272027 - 05/12/13 07:54 AM

You're a General Practitioner and you're asking us? I would suggest you follow the protocols that are in place for such incidents.

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