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Risk For A Health Care Worker Acquiring Hiv After A Needle Stick

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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 »
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

Health Care Workers Face Increased Risk of Mortality From HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Finds

A new CDC study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine has found that health care workers face an increased risk of dying from bloodborne diseases, such as HIV, and related illnesses compared with workers in other fields,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

needle stick risks from HIV positive patient

While taking care of a patient in the hospital, I was drawing blood using a butterfly needle (a very small needle connected to a flexible catheter). After discarding the needle in the sharps container and walking back to the patients bedside, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The odds of HIV infection from the kind of experience you describe are extremely low. For your own peace of mind, I encourage you to see your own health care provider right away for baseline tests. If you do not have documentation of your present... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

Question #1: needlestick injuriesQuestion #2: Accidental exposure with needle stick

Question #1: I was wondering about the statistics concerning needlestick injuries with Hivpositive blood. The rate of infection for this type of situation is said tobe 1 in 370. Now, is this number with or without a person having latex gloveson and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Needlesticks and other occupationalexposures can lead to infection with various bloodborne diseases includingHIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. When we are talking about needlestickinjuries, whether a person is... Read more »

RE: Dr. Bob please don't ignore was your infection really a needle stick accident??? (DR. BOBS OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob!Why do you even bother to answer to people like this and tell them about your private life and your partners?What a disgusting thing to ask!D. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D.,Thanks for your support.As for why I respond to interesting, innuendo-filled questions regarding my HIV infection, I try to use every opportunity to increase awareness, point out hateful HIV/AIDS stigma and generally enlighten those who... Read more »
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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 »

Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps) oreg

Posted by Anonymous
Organization: HIV Alliance
Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps)

The Community Connections Coordinator will accompany staff on needle exchanges and provide health education (especially HIV and Hep C prevention, vein care, and harm... Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht im crazy and im... Read more »

Needle stick

Posted by thissucks27, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am a nursing student and I suffered a needle stick during clinical. The needle was sticking out of the sharps container. For some reason it did not fall all the way in. When I went to throw a subsequent needle into the container it poked me in... Read more »