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Surgical Resident And Fear Of Needlesticks

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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 »
Housing Works

Housing Works Sues Phoenix House on Behalf of Transgender Brooklyn Resident

Housing Works filed a lawsuit today against Phoenix House , a national alcohol and drug treatment provider, as well as the director of its Brooklyn facility, on behalf of a transgender Brooklyn resident. The suit alleges that Phoenix House... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Victims Positively Unwelcome

Today, 66 countries, territories and areas deny entry, stay or residence to HIV-positive individuals, according to the International AIDS Society. Among them: 26 deport migrants testing HIV-positive; seven bar stays beyond certain timeframes; and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Surgical resident with a worry

Hi dr bob. I have a question for u and I really hope that you answer me. I don't know who else to turn to. I'm a surgical resident. On top of that I have some OCD behaviors as well. It will occasionally happen that after surgery I inspect...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Please Mr. Franscino-needlestick and my worst fear

Dr. Franscino: Please help me, this is easily my twentieth time posting. I can not find the answer I need anywhere, including inquiring form my own doctor. I am a 24 year old male. My story is this-about ten or eleven years ago I pricked my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Very anxious resident...please please answer

Hi Dr. Bob,It is the resident again writing you. I wanted an honest opinion from you, and to disregard the fact that you know I have an excessive worry about HIV. I know that you told me the my fears considering the debriding incident are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 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 »

A question about residency and HIV

Hey Dr. Bob,I have written you a couple of times in the past regarding incidences that have happened and you have always reassured me when you answered me. I think that youre awesome and am so thankful for all that you do. I am a resident in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 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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Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html

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 »

WoW. this guy took over a year to seroconvert???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Board=testpos&Number=27448

Scared shitless in New England Read more »

(Psychosomatic) symptoms

Posted by BigMistake, 3 Replies
Hi 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 »

Now that I am positive

Posted by TDE1966, 10 Replies
I 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 »