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Likelihood Of Hiv Transmission Through Occupational Exposure

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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 Read more »


Dear Dr., Quick question: A HCW had a needlestick injury involving a pt of known HIV/HepC status ... Read more »

Fellow doctor needs help

HI Dr Bob,Thanks for your promt reply. Sorry i did not tell u the whole story! I did take PEP and... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

If the Condom Breaks: New U.S. Guidelines for Non-Occupational Exposure to HIV

...PEP provides to the individual." For More Information For background and Web links on prevention of HIV infection after non-occupational exposure, see "Prophylaxis Following Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV" by Michelle Roland, M.D., published... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Occupational Exposure to HIV: Revised Hopkins Policy

... Methods to deal with occupational exposure to HIV are undergoing radical revision as a result of the CDC analysis of risk factors for infection and utility of AZT prophylaxis. Read more »
The Body PRO

Genotypic Analyses of HIV Isolates for Antiviral Resistance Mutations from Source Patients Involved in Occupational Exposures

...University of Colorado in which theyanalyzed HIV isolates they obtained from 22 source patients of health careworkers who sustained occupational exposures to evaluate the presence ofantiretroviral resistance. They found that genetic evidence of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

... What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Read more »
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occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
...I have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive. Although academically I understand the Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational exposure, variations in postexposure testing intervals, and differences over time in the sensitivity of... Read more »


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 Read more »