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Needle Prick And Hiv Risk For Nurses

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Hiv through open wound from needle prick

I went and tested for hiv at an anonymous site, after 10 weeks post exposure period. My finger was pricked with a needle. The nurse applied a band aid on my finger which was bleeding from the needle prick. There was only an interval of less than...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no risk of HIV transmission here assuming the needle was not re-used on you.DW... Read more »

needle prick injury

hello doctor.. i'm 21 male nurse. i may be paranoid and scared. about 3 days ago while... Read more »
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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

A recent report by the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing found that 48% of the 5,000 nurses polled had been injured by a needle previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Nurses Demand Safer Needles to Prevent Tens of Thousands of Injuries Each Year

On Tuesday, the Ontario Nurses Association said the province's government should pass proposed legislation to mandate the use of safety-engineered needles. Association President Linda Haslam-Stroud said the law would dramatically reduce nurses' risk... 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

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

To reduce the risk of hepatitis and HIV, there are now disposal containers in all public restrooms aboard Washington state's 29 ferries, which transport more than 68,000 passengers daily. The red plastic containers, stamped with the biohazard... Read more »
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Needle prick jokes at school !

Posted by Gianerick, 1 Reply
Hey i have posted here two times before , first for hiv through earrings and someone told me i was ok and that i didnt have nothing !

Then i posted about fingering a girl called ( hand sex) and they told me that fingering is no hiv risk from that ! Read more »

Needle prick

Posted by Kengianerick, 1 Reply
Hey , i have a really big question , on december 3 2012 i recieved a needle prick in school guy were doing jokes and i didnt know they were giving hand shakes with the needle on the hand and someone gave me a hand shake and pricked me , now is... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
Hi sorry to bother anyone here but im really looking for a bit of advice. Ive been living with an issue now for 3 years regarding something which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can... Read more »