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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

needle stick pep meds

Posted by justagirl72, 3 Replies
Hi, I'm a new nurse (1yr)..on March 17th (not so lucky) I was stuck on my left index finger by an insulin needle while injecting a known HIV+ /HCV drug user pt unknown CD4 or load ct. although he seemed very wasted. I avoided using his abdomen... Read more »

My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

Negative ELISA at 14 Weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I tested negative on ELISA at 14 weeks post exposure (I should know, I counted the days). I wasn't sure if it was 3 calendar months or 12 weeks, so I took the conservative route and went 3 calendar months, plus one week. I took the test through... Read more »

Negative PCR and ELISA at six weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a female of unknown status. 4 weeks later after reading about hiv symptoms, I began having a number of symptoms including rash. I had elisa and pcr test negative at 45 days. Also saw a doctor who said symptoms could be... Read more »
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Needle sticks and transmission

I am a surgeon. I was recently stuck with a suture needle. This happened one week ago. Since that time, my patient hastested positive for HIV with an Elisa, although the titer was very low. Western Blot pending. I am HIV negative. What is therisk of...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
To my knowledge, there has never been a case of HIV transmission as a result ofa stick with a solid-bore needle such as a suture needle. The cases of occupational tranmission as a result of needle sticks occur as a result of sticks with... Read more »

needle stick injury-need help

hi Doctor!I am sorry because I am not used to writing English. I am health care worker in rural local hospital. 6month ago, During suture of laceration wound of extremities, I was accidentally exposed(needle stick injury- surgical suture needle)-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Healthcare Worker,Even "rural local hospitals" should have a policy and procedure in place for evaluation and treatment of occupational exposures to blood-borne illnesses, like hepatitis and HIV.Your situation appears to be very... Read more »

Needle stick

This past April I had a needle stick (23ga) after collecting a blood sample from a patient with full blown AIDS. My patient expired 2 weeks to the day after the occcurance. I completed 1 month of PEP (Combivir x 4 weeks and Viracept x 2 weeks had to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Home Health RN,The CDC recommends one more test at 6 months for "significant" occupational exposures. I can't determine how significant your needle stick accident was from the information provided, but your negative tests at 6... 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 needle had blood on it and some blood came out of my finger too.Iguess i was a little busy and i didnt think seriously aboutit for a few days.After...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You didn't mention whether you're getting tested for hep B or C as well, but I encourage you to get those tests done as well, for your own peace of mind. The chances of a needlestick injury transmitting HIV are very low, especially when... Read more »
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U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers

Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations Purpose of this Packet Epidemiology of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Needlestick Injuries Occupational Risk of Hepatitis B Occupational Risk of Hepatitis C Occupational Risk of HIV ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont Sticks With St. Johnsbury Needle Exchange

Despite strong objections from town leaders, the Vermont Department of Health has decided to allow the Vermont CARES needle exchange program to remain open in St. Johnsbury. In a letter dated last Thursday to Town Manager Mike Welch, DOH... 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

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... 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

A recent report by the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing found that 48% of the 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... Read more »