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Needle Stick Negative Elisa At 3 Months

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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... Read more »

Needle sticks and transmission

I am a surgeon. I was recently stuck with a suture needle. This happened one week ago. Since that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Slip of Needle Could Cost a Life

Concerned about the dangers of possible disease transmission via accidental needlesticks, some first-responders and other health care professionals are working to change a New York state law that requires a patient's written consent prior to HIV... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

Negative at 2months, still worried

Posted by Ham1973, 2 Replies
2 months ago, I had a solid needlestick while operating on a HIV positve patient who wasn't even aware of her status. I started PEP within 50min and completed the 28days. I tested negative to antibody tests at 6wks and another now over 8 wks but I'm... 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 »