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Hepatitis C Infection After An Insulin Needle Stick

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On August 25, 2008 I asked a question regarding my Hepatitis C positive test. Some of my is that I had a needle stick on 12/2004. On my 2 and 6 month needle stick follow up I tested neg for hiv and hepC. At 12 month follow up I tested positive for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your RIBA test is the "gold standard" yes! Since that was negative and your HCV RNA is negative, I do NOT suspect you have HCV infection. However, your autoimmune disease may be causing false positive antibody testing. Read more »

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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

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

...contract the virus. In addition, NIOSH estimates that two in 100 health care workers who are stuck while treating people with hepatitis C will develop the infection. The researchers noted that although the risk of disease is low, it would be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes

...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 »
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so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

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 »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...not stop. It's all over, even on my palms and it just seems to be getting worse. I've been told this is sometimes seen when infection first occurs. Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »