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Surgical Resident And Fear Of Needlesticks

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PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!! ...worried about possible needlestick injury (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

I went out last night and as I walked through a big crowd, I felt a scratch-like pain on my leg. I very briefly looked at my leg but had to keep it moving cos there were people behind me. Anyway, I forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009) Jul 4, 2009 Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS... Read more »

HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want... Read more »

Question #1: needlestick injuriesQuestion #2: Accidental exposure with needle stick

Question #1: I was wondering about the statistics concerning needlestick injuries with Hivpositive... 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

HIV Transmission

...(believed to be an insulin needle) in a coin return slot of a pay phone and a needle found in a vending machine that did not cause a needle-stick injury. There was an investigation by the local police and health department and there was no... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Disposal

...problem by passing laws and regulations controlling syringe and other hazardous waste disposal in health care settings. Although needle stick injuries are occupational risks for sanitation, housekeeping, and janitorial workers, the risk of... Read more »
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HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for me to do it today and I did so. However, afterwards when I was putting the cap on, the needle somehow... Read more »

to the RN who seroconverted after 18 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there. I hope you are well. I read your posts about you taking much longer than the stipulated window period to seroconvert---18 months! May I ask about your testing history? Did you test at 3, 6, 12 months? And then the final test at 18 months?... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Boyfriend just diagnosed

Posted by Tori, 4 Replies
... We are a mongamous couple who only used protection when I was fertile to prevent pregnancy. His HIV+ status was due to a needle stick injury that occurred in May. I suspect he was given erroneous info, but it may have been denial on his part.... Read more »