Surgical Resident And Fear Of Needlesticks
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Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study SaysAlmost 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,All potential occupational exposures should be reported, documented and evaluated by occupational health. They will advise whether your exposure was significant enough to warrant any intervention such as HIV testing or PEP.It's concerning... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,I totally agree with your GP: Your risk is minute, at best. Testing is not warranted or necessary. However, if it will make you feel better and end all this completely unnecessary worry, why not just get tested? If this is your only potential... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Very Anxious Resident,I haven't changed my assessment; "Your fears regarding your debriding incident today are once again completely irrational." I also haven't changed my advice. See below.HIV testing is not warranted.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Second-Year Resident,". . . I know that my thinking is pathological." I absolutely concur with your assessment!Do I really think that cognitive behavioral therapy will be useful to help you cope with your irrational fears of becoming... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replieshttp://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm
You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting people... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyhttp://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Board=testpos&Number=27448
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Posted by BigMistake, 3 RepliesHi you all.
You guys are doing a tremendous thing by encouraging people who had exposures and are now scared/depressed/freaked out. I read all the stories and responses since the 1st of August (date of my incident).
But it is just amazing how we... Read more »
Posted by TDE1966, 10 RepliesI discovered I was HIV + for definite on Mon 9th November, 2009, just a couple of weeks before my 43rd birthday.
I had been avoiding this thing for 27 years; not only frightened of it but terrified of it. In my naivety I believed that I may be immune... Read more »
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