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HIV Infection Risk Needle Stick

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Needle Stick Injury to Girlfriend

My girlfriend, a nurse, was giving a subcutaneous injection of heparin into the patients abdomen who is HIV +. On the needles way out, he flinched, and she stuck her finger and it bled a little. However, she did observe that the patient did not...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...publication on Exposure to Blood .I'm not aware of any evidence that suggests that Heparin would reduce your girlfriend's risk for infection.RMK Read more »

needle stick injury

i was stuck by a hollow bore needle aftering performing blood taking for a patient. my hand bled... Read more »

Question #1: needlestick injuriesQuestion #2: Accidental exposure with needle stick

Question #1: I was wondering about the statistics concerning needlestick injuries with Hivpositive... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...(Emery, Baltimore Sun , 6/28). According to the Times , being rushed at work was the No. 1 reason residents did not report needle-stick injuries. The study found that residents believed reporting their injuries would take too much time, could... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...from a used needle and syringe, a person would have to have a large amount of the drug injected directly into their body. A needle stick injury such as that mentioned in the story would not lead to a large enough injection to cause a drug... 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

...everyday threat for nurses" ( BBC News , 11/19). Currently, 94% of employers have a policy that covers prevention and reporting of needle stick injuries, but only 55% of the nurses surveyed had received training from their employer on safe needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...inject illicit drugs. Occasionally the public and certain workers (e.g. sanitation workers or housekeeping staff) may sustain needle-stick injuries involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and... Read more »
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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...source Blood transfusion ---- 9,000 Needle-sharing injection-drug use ---- 67 Receptive anal intercourse ---- 50 Percutaneous needle stick ---- 30 Receptive penile-vaginal intercourse ---- 10 Insertive anal intercourse ---- 6.5 Insertive... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »