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acidental prick of needle from HIV + patient

I am a medical general practitioiner. After giving an injection to HIV+ patient the needle accidently pricked my finger. Being afraid I squeezed the pricked area and then only did the prick bleed. I have started, within 12 hours the dosage of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You can download the U.S. Public Health Service's recommendations from their website. Briefly, if you sustained a significant occupational exposure from a patient confirmed to be HIV positive, you should have HIV-antibody testing for at... Read more »

Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP... Read more »

KNOWN HIV PATIENT WITH DEEP NEEDLE STICK AND INJECTION OF HER BLOOD

I WAS DOING A BLOOD DRAW AT A PATIENTS HOUSE. WHILE I WAS GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER HER LITTLE ONE... Read more »
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California's Governor Signs Two Bills That Promote Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction

While most states have not historically supported needle exchange programs to reduce HIV and hepatitis infections, California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two bills giving IV drug users more access to clean syringes. The first bill Brown signed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. State Health Officials Inform 628 Patients About Doctor's Misuse of Needles, Potential Infections, From 2000 to 2005

New York state health officials this week notified 628 people that they should seek testing for HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases because between 2000 and 2005 they were treated by a Nassau County, N.Y., anesthesiologist who reused... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Assembly Passes Two Needle-Exchange Bills; Senate Vote Could Come by End of Month

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed two bills that will provide injection drug users with greater access to clean needles in an attempt to reduce the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases in the state, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Two Bills That Would Increase Access to Clean Needles, Syringes for Injection Drug Users

The New Jersey Assembly Health and Senior Citizens Committee on Friday approved two bills that would increase access to clean needles and syringes for injection drug users in an attempt to reduce the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases in... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

My specialist's horror story - HIV Needle stick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to see a specialist last night in Melbourne, to check up on the other health issues of mine - due to HIV anxiaty.

He is extremely known doctor, and excelletn specialist and operator, not HIV specialist though.

Anyway, I told him from the... Read more »

Two Potential Risks at Doctor's Office

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wentto a dentist who did not change his mask in between patients. He had small spots of blood on his mask. Maybe 10 minutes or so went by before he worked on me. The other thing that happened was that my hand came in contact with a wet... Read more »

Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
Hello ...

I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »