Can You Get Hiv From Needle Prick

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical... Read more »

acidental prick of needle from HIV + patient

I am a medical general practitioiner. After giving an injection to HIV+ patient the needle... Read more »

needle prick injury - exposure to HIV

I am a health worker & have just pricked myself after giving IM injection to HIV +ve patient. No... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

...To reduce the risk of hepatitis and HIV, there are now disposal containers in all public restrooms aboard Washington state's 29 ferries, which transport more than 68,000 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Minister Takes HIV Test in Front of Congregation

...In Buffalo, N.Y., yesterday, True Bethel Baptist Church Pastor Darius G. Pridgen endured the needleprick of an HIV test in front of his congregation during Sunday worship. He then implored his assembly to get tested for HIV after Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Criminalizing HIV Transmission Discourages Testing, Contributes to Spread of Virus, Some Canadian Advocates Say

... Some HIV/AIDS advocacy groups and physicians in Canada are calling for an end to recent criminal trials of HIV-positive people who allegedly Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...to expedite shipping your sample to the lab) or standard 7-10 day results. Home Access uses a blood sample from a finger prick, which you then send to a certified laboratory for testing. You must call a toll-free number to register your sample... Read more »
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