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HIV Infection Risk Needle Stick

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needle stick risks from HIV positive patient

While taking care of a patient in the hospital, I was drawing blood using a butterfly needle (a very small needle connected to a flexible catheter). After discarding the needle in the sharps container and walking back to the patients bedside, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The odds of HIV infection from the kind of experience you describe are extremely low. For your own peace of mind, I encourage you to see your own health care provider right away for baseline tests. If you do not have documentation of your present... Read more »

Could that have been a needle I felt stick me? Am I at risk for HIV?

I recently went to a Rave party and someone bumped into me, I felt a little prick which could have... Read more »

Needle Stick from "HIV infected person"

Hi DR. BobWell, i've read consderably more of this website than I care to. There are some... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

A recent report by the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing found that 48% of the 5,000 nurses polled had been injured by a needle previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne... Read more »
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers

Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations Purpose of this Packet Epidemiology of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Hepatitis B Occupational Risk of Hepatitis C Occupational Risk of HIV ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Frequent Participation in Needle-Exchange Programs Does Not Increase Risk of HIV Infection, Study Says

Contrary to an earlier study, more frequent participation in needle-exchange programs does not increase risk of HIV infection among injection drug users, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Medicine ,... Read more »
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My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im... Read more »

Needle stick

Posted by thissucks27, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am a nursing student and I suffered a needle stick during clinical. The needle was sticking out of the sharps container. For some reason it did not fall all the way in. When I went to throw a subsequent needle into the container it poked me in... Read more »