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Extremely Scared MEDICAL STUDENT After Possible Needle Stick! (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob...I'm really hoping you can provide some information for me specific to my case. I would love to donate to your cause, but as you could guess, I'm living loan check to loan check with barely any money in between. If I need to donate I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialists may not even have recommended a course of PEP! I would suggest you review the published guidelines for occupational HIV exposures and the use of PEP. They can be downloaded at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm.2.... Read more »

prophylaxis for needle stick with hiv-positiveblood

Dear Dr. Gallant, Could you specify the dosage of AZT, epivir, and crixivan (or other combinations... Read more »

Needle Stick HIV/Hep exposure

Hello,I am a newly hired ER tech. The other day I took a blood sample from an HIV+, Hep B+... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Safety Needles Protect Medical Staff

...syringe which, when activated, covers the tip of the needle as it is removed from the injection site. Annually, around 350-380 needle-stick injuries are reported to Capital Health. Each carries a cost of $2,000 (U.S. $1,904) or more in follow-up... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

needle injurys

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi all, does anyone know if needle stick injurys take longer to seroconvert,and if so why,many thanks. Read more »

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 »