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Rapid finger stick 3.5 - 4.5 months post oral sex exposure

Hi Dr. ,Question for you. I was involved in a brief sexual relationship. This man and I had consistently protected vaginal sex with condoms. However, I also had oral sex with this man 3 times, one time of which he ejaculated in my mouth. After we...
Richard Cordova III

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Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Jen:Celiac would not affect your HIV test results. In your case, the three month window would be considered conclusive. The six month window is only for certain situations, not the general public. For instance, when folks are simultaneous exposed... Read more »

Needle stick but patient was HIV negative

I was starting an IV with a 20 gauge and the needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Money: The Biggest Challenge to Sticking With Meds

Brooke Davidoff I cut my finger on a can and freaked out. I would not touch my son. We were home alone in the kitchen making lunch; he was crying and I was bleeding. Staring at my finger, as the blood slowly trickled down, it felt so weird to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Remains Important Amid Push for Expanded Treatment in Africa

"With a needle puncture on your finger and a drop of blood, the magic of modern science can give you a rapid HIV test in seconds, and so, knowing your status, you are better able to negotiate the rocky road of surviving HIV where timely detection is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

The FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick HIV test for expanded use in hospitals using blood drawn intravenously and stored in a tube, the Allentown Morning Call reports. The test previously could be used only... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

needle stick pep meds

Posted by justagirl72, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm a new nurse (1yr)..on March 17th (not so lucky) I was stuck on my left index finger by an insulin needle while injecting a known HIV+ /HCV drug user pt unknown CD4 or load ct. although he seemed very wasted. I avoided using his abdomen... 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 »