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Statistics Of Risk Of Hiv Following A Needlestick

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Follow up Question for DR Wohl hiv transmission via needlestick.

Hi Dr Wohl, thank you for your response. Im sorry to waste your time, but have a few follow up questions as to why you think my tests are reassuring. I also wanted to mention to you that I finished pep on 01/04/2012. I had another hiv oraquick test...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Listen to your infectious diseases doctor. She/he is correct. There is no need for extended HIV testing. Guidelines regarding occupational exposure are old and are being revised right now.HIV medications taken as PEP are intended to prevent... Read more »

Are you following what goes on in Mexico? (HIV STATISTICS)

Dr. BobIn AIDS conference in Mexico they said that the rates of transmission that the CDC quotes... 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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Love the Glove: Glove Use in Hospitals Appears to Cut Risk of Needlestick Injury

Wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by needles and sharp medical devices, or sharps injuries, by about 66 percent, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. researchers. Double-gloving brought the risk down further, by about 80 percent. ... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IAVI Statement on 2004 HIV/AIDS Statistics: New Technologies Key to Prevention

New York -- Nearly 5 million people became infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, this past year, according to statistics (large PDF file) released by UNAIDS in advance of World AIDS Day. The number of people living with HIV is at an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic HIV/AIDS Statistics

Cumulative AIDS Cases Cumulative Cases by Age Cumulative Cases by Race/Ethnicity Cases by Exposure Category Areas Reporting Most Cases State-by-State HIV/AIDS Data International Statistics The following data are summarized from the CDC... Read more »
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CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
I haven't been able to find the "per 10,000 exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published.

If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in... Read more »

statistics?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
does anyone know where i can find statistics on hiv? like as far as what my odds are for being positive? just anyone's personal opinion...umm if i tested negative in july of last year, and i've only had one unprotected encounter (anal & vaginal)... Read more »

needlestick injury (medical worker)

Posted by frankie78, 1 Reply
I know my risk is extremely low, but the more reassurance I get, the better I feel. I work for a medical device reprocessing company and we collect single used devices from the operating room. I was picking up a container one day and a syringe (that... Read more »

needlesticked

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dr. Frascino himself has AIDS. In 1991 he was working at his own practice as an HIV specialist and was infected while treating a patient. The patient jerked during a procedure, and the laceration stick Frascino was holding penetrated his glove and... Read more »