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Hiv And Syringe Prick

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needle prick injury

hello doctor.. i'm 21 male nurse. i may be paranoid and scared. about 3 days ago while i'm on my duty at the ward i accidentally pricked myself with a syringe that has been used. i'm not sure where that syringe came from i was just trying to dipose...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As with all occupational exposure, you should report and document this incident according to the policies and procedures established at your hospital or clinic. The odds you did not contract a bloodborne pathogen are astronomically in your favor;... Read more »

lancet prick cause hiv?

Dear doc,I had gone today for blood donation to Asian heart institute in mumbai which is a JCI... Read more »

hcv syringe prick

I am orthopaedic surgeon. I was injecting into heel of my patient while destroying syringe i... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

...city's chief drug-using area. In the current study, the team assessed the effects of these policy changes on the rate of HIV risk behavior and HIV incidence among IDUs. Multivariate generalized estimating equation and Cox regression methods... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, May 13, 2009 - The Body

...viral load tester within the next three years. The device would work by analyzing a tiny amount of blood taken from a finger prick, similar to home blood sugar tests for people with diabetes. The at-home viral load tester could also allow people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinions: Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS; WTO and Global Health; G8, HIV/AIDS; Stopping Syringe Reuse

... More Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Needed In a New Republic /NPR opinion piece , Harold Pollack, an associate professor at the University of Chicago School Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
Connect With Others

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
...Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results Read more »

Help me...someone please reply

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...are my chances of getting +ve in week 8 or 13? Can someone tell me if all these are just symptoms of syphilis or can it be HIV? Can 8 weeks test be conclusive? I'm so scared n waiting is killing me... Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...For better or worse, I finally decided I will just go and get a conclusive test by Oraquick Finger Prick rapid test done 14 weeks past my exposure. My rational mind says: I have extremely low risk (unprotected oral/fingering) Tested Read more »