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Are there rapid PCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needle sticks?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are there any rapid tests available for supicious needle sticks or used in medical centers' neonatal units?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Tests like the Qualitative PCR tests, p-24 antigen tests, viral culture testsetc. are NOT used for routine testing, nor for follow-up on needlestickinjuries. As I have discussed in previous questions, these tests... Read more »

NEEDLE STICK INJURY

hi,I am 24,male,doctor doing my internship in Vadodara medical college,india.During my very first... Read more »

Needle stick but patient was HIV negative

I was starting an IV with a 20 gauge and the needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my... 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 »
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DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier?

I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any... Read more »

Yet another PCR DNA question!!

Posted by needhelp02, 1 Reply
Please, everyone don't kill me here. I am just trying to find information, that's all. Quest Diagnostics says that the PCR DNA exam could yet false negatives for very low lymphoctyes. Does anyone know if this means just CD4s or all lymphoctyes... Read more »

PCR DNA Results....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
....are in and negative. I realize that I'm probably the only person here who thought they might be something else, but hey - I'm happy now.

So should I stick around or is everyone tired of me yet?

Thanks to all and God Bless.

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ATTN Moderator re: needle stick

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