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Needle Stick Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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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 »

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 »

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... 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

...(Emery, Baltimore Sun , 6/28). According to the Times , being rushed at work was the No. 1 reason residents did not report needle-stick injuries. The study found that residents believed reporting their injuries would take too much time, could... 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 »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB... Read more »
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Please comment as I'm desperate

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...came back negative. At 12.5 weeks post exposure another negative ELISA Antibody test. I was then told that I had reached the 3 month mark and everything was OK, conclusively negative. However I then read an article on a US Website... Read more »

2 or 3 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... that describes testing guidelines accepted in New Mexico. They explicitly state that the testing should be done in TWO months after potential exposure, when 95% of the people are seroconverted. A follow up... Read more »

ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

Posted by notsosmart
...Please block needle sticks IP address. Read more »

To John From London regarding 12 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...with an Immunologist/HIV Expert in Sydney where I live. This guy works with the CDC in the US and has been exposed to HIV via needle stick himself several times. He told me that 6 months is conclusive, end of story! He says that they do not test... Read more »