Should I Get Tested After Needle Stick

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Ask the Experts

Heavy symptoms/neg tests/needle stick

Hello Dr.Bob, please answer me this my friend. I was stuck with a hypadermic needle (left shin near the bone) almost 5 months ago. The person is a iv drug user/homeless/ect...The very next day the site was infected. Thats basically when i realised...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What do I think is going on with you? Well, unfortunately I can't diagnose the cause of many symptoms over the Internet. I would suggest if you haven't already done so, see your general internist for any persistent or bothersome symptoms. If... Read more »

Acupuncture needle stick-should I be tested?

I stepped on a needle in my acupuncturist's office and it punctured my toe enough to draw a tiny... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

...who in 2003 were residents at 17 medical centers nationwide. They found that 99% of participants had experienced at least one needle-stick injury by the final year of residency, with an average of eight such injuries per resident. The study... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...from a used needle and syringe, a person would have to have a large amount of the drug injected directly into their body. A needle stick injury such as that mentioned in the story would not lead to a large enough injection to cause a drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union reports. In cases of accidental needle pricks, New York state written... Read more »