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Likelihood Of Hiv Transmission Through Occupational Exposure

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Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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csf exposure (CSF EXPOSURE, occupational exposure to cerebral spinal fluid)

while helping an intern during an LP on an HIV+ pt, csf leaked onto my scrubs. i didnt think much of it at first, but remembered that I had a scab about the size of a nickel on my shin where the csf leaked. does this pose a risk? what if i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible to nonexistent. As with all occupational exposures (or potential occupational exposures), the incident should be reported, documented and evaluated by your occupational health division (including an HIV... Read more »

occupational exposure from known hiv+ needlestick

Dear Dr. Holodniy, A co-worker was recently stuck with a contaminated 20 gauge needle while drawing labs on a known HIV+ patient. The RN was wearing gloves and the stick was superficial (nicked the skin enough to bleed)and the area was bled and then...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1600 would be considered low. But plasma viral load is only one component of blood that contains potentially infectious HIV. Blood cells are the other compartment. Despite estimates of over 600,000 needle sticks/yr that occur in the US, the CDC has... Read more »

occupational exposure to HIV

I was trying to draw ABG from an AIDS patient. On first attempt I could not draw any blood and before I was going to try again with that needle I got stuck superficially. I would like to know how much risk I am for contracting HIV while I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult to give you an accurate assessment of your risk without additional details. In prospective studies of healthcare providers, the average risk of HIV transmission, after a percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood, is estimated... Read more »

Occupational exposure: Rubbing alcohol and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for the great work you do!I am an RN and I recently gave a patient an allergy shot. Some blood dripped on the floor and I cleaned it with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. After the patient left I noticed that I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Allergy Nurse,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.Be well. Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »

Infected via cut likelihood

Posted by Anonymous
I accidentally stuck myself with a pair of scissors that were in the blood bank at work 9 weeks ago. The scissors had been sitting at room temperature for at least 12 hours without use and there was no visible blood on them. I didn't think anything... Read more »

What is the likelihood of infection?

Posted by hdd566, 1 Reply
Hello,
I was recently in a situation in which a sexual partner and I engaged in unprotected sex without my knowledge. Once I realized what was happening I immediately stopped it, at which point he told me about his hiv + status, and that he was... Read more »

likelihood of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello all...

I have been with my boyfriend for 8 months. We have had protected sex (always with a condom), Unprotected oral sex both ways (he has cum in my mouth), and he has rubbed his penis around the opening of my vagina (possibly with precum on... Read more »