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Needle Stick Hiv Prophylaxis

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prophylaxis for needle stick with hiv-positiveblood

Dear Dr. Gallant, Could you specify the dosage of AZT, epivir, and crixivan (or other combinations if any) used forprophylaxis in healthcare workers who got stuck with needle contaminated with HIV-positive blood. And how long shouldthe therapy...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The doses are:AZT (Retrovir) 300 mg twice daily Read more »

Prophylactic treatment post needle stick injury

Hi If I take this prophylactic treatment and the source test result is negative, I have been... Read more »

Needle stick injury

My son is an intern medical doctor who has had a needle stick injury from a very sick HIV infant.He... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...rumors. The majority of these reports and warnings appear to be rumors/myths. CDC was informed of one incident in Virginia of a needle stick from a small-gauge needle (believed to be an insulin needle) in a coin return slot of a pay phone and a... Read more »
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Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology floor at a very large teaching hospital. Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...R, Gallagher K, Ciesielski C, et al. Simultaneous transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus from a needle-stick injury. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:91922. First citation in article | PubMed 3. Brambilla A, Pristera R,... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for Read more »