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What Do You Do If You Accidentally Inject Yourself With Hiv Needle

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Accidental needle stick at hospital

My 18 year old daughter working as a CNA at a hospital, accidentally got stuck with an IV needle by a nurse. It was found out later thru a "quick" test the patient was HIV positive. This happened while the IV was being changed. She told me...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It sounds like your daughter is taking all of the precautions necessary to reduce her risk for infection with HIV. This must be a difficult experience for everyone involved and it is representative of one of the hazards of working in a healthcare... 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 blood. The rate of infection for this type of situation is said tobe 1 in 370. Now, is this number with or without a person having latex gloveson and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Needlesticks and other occupationalexposures can lead to infection with various bloodborne diseases includingHIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. When we are talking about needlestickinjuries, whether a person is... 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 GRABBED UP THE SYRINGE THAT WAS FULL OF HER BLOOD, AS I GRABBED FOR THE SYRINGE HER CHILD ACCIDENTALLY STUCK ME AND ACTUALLY EVEN PUSHED ABOUT 4-8...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You should talk to your employer or your employee health coverage as soon as possible. The lower the patient's viral load, the better the chance of avoiding infection is, but infections can still happen even when viral loads are very low. You... Read more »

Accidental reuse of needle during HIV testing?

Hi Dr. Bob,I've gone through the archives and have received some sort of comfort knowing that I am perhaps just crazy and NOT HIV positive! However, I just wanted to run this by you once more in hopes that you will be able to answer this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion (which, by the way, is always honest!) is that your initial conclusion that your fears were "highly irrational thinking" is right on target! Syringes are not reused. Your risk is nonexistent. Whatever is causing your... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

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 »

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 »