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Needle Prick And Hiv Risk For Nurses

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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 »

5 times before Blood Drawn - HIV Concern

Hello DoctorI admire the work that you do and the meaningful service that you provide. I am happy... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Measure Allowing Exception in Confidentiality of HIV Test Results

...a nurse practitioner, called on legislators to vote against the bill, saying that it sends a "negative message" and that the risk of contracting HIV while caring for patients is "negligible." However, Roberta Wright, a registered nurse, said... Read more »
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

...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 diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 11/19).... Read more »
The Body

Former Pop Star Sherri Lewis Talks About Living With HIV - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women

...group and individual counseling. We pretty much wore all the hats. That's also when they started going out to the projects to do needle exchange. Although, I have to say, I was not feeling very safe about being in the projects with the needle... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...not at risk for HIVbecause of their age. Like younger people, older people can get HIV fromunprotected sex and from sharing needles, even needles only used for insulinshots. Women who have gone through menopause often don't think about... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
...which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can only assume was a needle whilst in a club, the mark was there so i know it was genuine. Of course it ruined my holiday and set me on a... Read more »

Taking 20 min Oraquick finger prick tomorrow at 14

Posted by ExWorryWart, 5 Replies
...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 negative at 5 and 10 weeks The odds to me getting HIV is like winning... Read more »

Needles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...will know how bad it is and how much IV drug users we have down on tht part of town but i was jw if you say got pricked by a needle if it would give you HIV if the needle was infected and ive never had a shot before so i dont know what the needle... Read more »