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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Needle Stick

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HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now for the stupid question part... LOL I am a receptionist at an orthopedic practice, and recently they began having us dispose of the red needle...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. I see no cause for concern, let alone paranoia!Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. Be well.Dr. Bob... 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 »

Risk of HIV with insulin needle stick?

While giving an insulin shot to a patient today I accidently stuck the used needle into my finger.... Read more »
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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 »
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

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »