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Needle Stick And HIV Testing

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Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been advised to stop the treatment. However my question is if I do this and later in my career have another needle stick injury from a higher risk source how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Later use of HIV drugs for PEP should still work fine in majority of situations. KH Read more »

needle stick injury

As my 3 year old daughter and I were riding in a hotel elevator, she bent down and picked up a... Read more »

needle stick injury

i was stuck by a hollow bore needle aftering performing blood taking for a patient. my hand bled... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

...and sought treatment immediately, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to the Sun , surgical residents are prone to needle sticks because they are inexperienced. In addition, residents often work with high-risk patients and conduct... 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

...everyday threat for nurses" ( BBC News , 11/19). Currently, 94% of employers have a policy that covers prevention and reporting of needle stick injuries, but only 55% of the nurses surveyed had received training from their employer on safe needle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...from a used needle and syringe, a person would have to have a large amount of the drug injected directly into their body. A needle stick injury such as that mentioned in the story would not lead to a large enough injection to cause a drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union reports. In cases of accidental needle pricks, New York state written... Read more »
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Florida

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the other post. im very super stitious and ill leave if you just read my post wherei posted threads for you all to see about needle stick injuries. i dont want hiv and man you should never wish someone to have it ok you shouldnt wish tht Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »

My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...though. Anyway, I told him from the begining and my HIV fears and symptoms etc. He than told me about his incident two years ago Needle stick injury. He was operating a HIV patient and he got niddle stick in his finger. I asked him how it... Read more »

Proof

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 »