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Two Patients Same Needle One Has HIV

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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 after a needle stick. She is an ER nurse and the patient is HIV positive with a very high viral load.She told me she was told the chances of getting HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV statistical figures your sister-in-law mentioned are accurate. Her risk for occupationally acquired HIV from a needle stick from a source patient confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 in 300.Regarding PEP, you are correct: A course of... Read more »

acidental prick of needle from HIV + patient

I am a medical general practitioiner. After giving an injection to HIV+ patient the needle... Read more »

needle stick risks from HIV positive patient

While taking care of a patient in the hospital, I was drawing blood using a butterfly needle (a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Governor Signs HIV Testing and Needle-Exchange Laws

... Gov. David Paterson has signed into law two bills designed to encourage HIV testing and shield participants in needle-exchange programs (NEPs). One law, which takes effect Sept. 1, makes HIV testing routine in all health care settings for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Debate Over Access to Clean Needles, AIDS Epidemic in New Jersey

...financial standpoint and would save the state hundreds of thousands of dollars it spends each year on health care for poor HIV/AIDS patients. "The belief that if you make it accessible, people are going to run out, buy needles and become drug... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Advocates See Cleveland's Needle Swap as State Model

... When Cleveland first allowed needle-exchange programs in 1995, more than 17 percent of the community's HIV infections were associated with intravenous drug use. 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

...because between 2000 and 2005 they were treated by a Nassau County, N.Y., anesthesiologist who reused syringes when injecting patients with more than one drug, the New York Times reports. State health officials began investigating... Read more »
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Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »

HealthCare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how is HIV transmitted through the healthcare enviornments ? i just had... Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...aspect of a potential donor's life is fair game, but patients have a right to know "if a donor dropped dead in a bathhouse with a needle in his arm," Caplan said. It's not clear why the donor in the Chicago case was considered high-risk, or how... Read more »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology Read more »