What If A Hospital Worker Is Pricked By A Hiv Needle

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pregnanat healtcare worker purposely pricked herself w/needle and now demands i take an hiv test and is getting workers comp

I am HIV negative as of one year ago and am celibate so no reason to have a great fear of carrying the disease. I was recently in a "chain" weight loss center having my blood drawn and the nurse wore gloves, and everything went ok. She disappeared...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are correct: You are not required by law to do anything. If you feel the situation is a "set up," advise the person in charge at the weight loss center. In case it's not a setup, you could offer to go with the nurse to a qualified medical... Read more »

needle prick injury

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Ferries Install Bins for Used Needles

...restrooms and empty Sani-Cans," said Conklin. "This is a way to protect them." Each year in the United States, 800,000 people are pricked by used needles, with most of the injuries occurring in hospitals and medical settings, according to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers in New York State Call for Change in HIV Testing Requirements

...change a state law that requires written consent prior to HIV testing of patients in the event that health workers experience needle-stick injuries, the Albany Times Union reports. In cases of accidental needlepricks, New York state written... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...will ask for the names, addresses, e-mails and/or phone numbers of other people (contacts) with whom you have had sex or shared needles. The health department will then try to locate each contact to tell them that they have been exposed to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Measure Allowing Exception in Confidentiality of HIV Test Results

...police officers, emergency medical technicians and medical personnel who are scratched, bitten or pricked with a hypodermic needle while on duty to file a petition requesting to learn the patient's HIV status. Under the bill, the hospital or... Read more »
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bit of fear - pl advise

Posted by vin100, 1 Reply
...a blood sugar test kit that had an electronic meter. She then picked out a sort of a small blue plastic push button kind and pricked my finger with the same. In the testing anxiety i never noticed if she ever changed any needle or pricking... Read more »

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 »

I sat on a IV needle

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about 2 weeks ago i sat down on a chair but the chair had alot of squared holes in them about an inch wide and i dont know how a needle would be in there but when i sat down i felt a painful pinch around my tailbone area but my best guess was it... Read more »

Deliberate Needle prick

Posted by WorriedLad
...which happened to me whilst i was holidaying in Ibiza. I was stuck in the arm by someone with what i can only assume was a needle whilst in a club, the mark was there so i know it was genuine. Of course it ruined my holiday and set me on a... Read more »
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