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Needle Stick And Negative HIV Test

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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 »

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!! ...worried about possible needlestick injury (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went out last night and as I walked through a big crowd, I felt a scratch-like pain on my leg. I... Read more »

help me please anxious after needle stick injury

I am a doctor and igot accidently pricked by a needle after withdrawing blood from a patient.The... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Is HIV Treatment HIV Prevention?

...a course of antiretroviral drugs within 72 hours after a known or suspected exposure to the virus (for example, following a needle-stick injury in a medical setting or after unprotected sex with a partner who is or may be living with HIV) to help... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Double Trouble

...transmission via transfusions to 1 in 100,000 units transferred. Sharing of contaminated needles among injection drug users and needle-stick injuries are other ways HVC can be spread. It is thought that tattoo and body piercing parlors that do... Read more »
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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 tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
... We are a mongamous couple who only used protection when I was fertile to prevent pregnancy. His HIV+ status was due to a needle stick injury that occurred in May. I suspect he was given erroneous info, but it may have been denial on his part.... Read more »

needlesticked

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...laceration stick Frascino was holding penetrated his glove and hand. Although his chance of retention was 1 in 300, and his initial HIV test was negative, another test came up HIV positive a couple of weeks later, after the disease had had time... Read more »

stabbed myself with paperclip: risk of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes? Do you think, I need to restart my window period to zero? Is this situation similar to a needle stick injury? Anxious. Read more »